Driver charged in crash that killed 13-year-old Albany boy
The teenage driver allegedly behind the wheel during the April 4 crash, killing 13-year-old Tea’Shawn Walker, has been charged.
The 16-year-old girl – whose name isn’t being released due to her age — appeared before a family court judge Friday morning.
The 16-year-old was charged with manslaughter, criminal possession of stolen property along with other charges.
As NewsChannel 13 reported, police say the boy was inside a stolen car when it crashed, trying to flee from police.
Steve Smith, the Albany police spokesman, says no one else is facing charges in the case. He is hoping that the arrest will bring closure to the family.
Walker’s funeral was held at Elijah Missionary Church. Bishop Avery Comithier is the pastor at the church. He says he is praying for Walker’s family and the suspect.
Tea’shawn’s family members told NewsChannel 13 that he was in the car with his sister and her friends. There were six teens in the car.