16-year-old driver charged in crash involving Akron fire truck that killed two teen girls

Posted at 11:52 AM, Aug 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-10 11:59:42-04

A 16-year-old girl has been charged in connection with a crash involving an Akron fire truck that left two other teens dead last month.

The girl's name has not been released because she is a juvenile.

Lashae Johnson, 16, and Briyana Hayes, 15, were killed in the July 14 crash. 


The driver was charged with a red light violation, two counts of vehicular homicide, two counts of vehicular manslaughter, vehicular assault, operating a vehicle on a temporary permit without a licensed driver and operating vehicle with more than one juvenile passenger.

Police say the teen was driving a 2008 Chevy Trailblazer westbound on West Exchange Street at the intersection of South Rhodes Avenue when she failed to stop at the red light. 

The 16-year-old girl was transported to the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center.