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Teen driver who hit eight students in Hemet won’t be charged

October 16, 2012 | 12:17 pm

No charges will be filed in a crash in which eight students were hit by a pickup truck outside Hemet High School.

The accident occurred May 30, just after school let out, while dozens of students were crossing Stetson Avenue to get from the main campus to the student parking lot.

The driver, 18-year-old Daniel Carrillo, had only had his license for 15 days at the time of the crash.

Carrillo stopped immediately after the crash to help the victims, according to the California Highway Patrol.

He claimed that his brakes went out, but the CHP initially believed that he ran a red light as he was speeding through the intersection.

Upon further investigation, authorities discovered that the brakes on the pickup did, in fact, malfunction.

Investigators say that Carrillo was trying to slow down as he approached the intersection and tried to stop.

No one was killed in the crash. However, one of the victims suffered serious brain damage.


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