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Louisiana Teen Accused In Fatal Crash Appears In Colorado Court

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Two people were killed while changing a tire on I-70 near Limon after being struck by a semi (credit: CBS)

Two people were killed while changing a tire on I-70 near Limon after being struck by a semi (credit: CBS)

HUGO, Colo. (AP) – A Louisiana teen accused of driving a tractor-trailer that killed two women who were changing a flat tire along Interstate 70 in eastern Colorado has appeared in court.

The 16-year-old boy and his father appeared in a Lincoln County courtroom Monday. The boy faces charges of leaving the scene of a fatal accident and careless driving causing death. His father faces a charge of false reporting, after authorities say he falsely said he was driving the truck at the time of the accident.

Troopers say it was the boy who was behind the wheel when the truck struck and killed Shun Jones and Amanda Omo-Lyamu of Texas on Saturday.

Investigators are trying to determine whether the teen was required to have a commercial driver’s license.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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