Police: 14-Year-Old Driving Packed Car Crashed, One Child Killed

Police in South Carolina say a 14-year-old girl was driving a car packed with children when it crashed, killing one child.

Police say the girl's mother was in the passenger seat of the 1989 Buick when it hit a tree in Sumter, S.C.

Thirty-year-old mother Nicole Ford was in jail Friday ahead of a bond hearing on multiple charges of unlawful conduct toward a child for allowing her daughter to drive.

The Item of Sumter reports that police say six other children were in the car Tuesday night. Nobody in the car was wearing a seat belt.

A one-year-old girl died later from injuries sustained in the crash.

Drivers in South Carolina must be at least 15 to get a beginner's permit.

Sumter County jail officials did not know if Ford had an attorney.


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  • by To Anonymous Location: Greenville on Aug 7, 2009 at 12:14 PM
    Well put. These are the kind of parents that should be locked up with the rest of the dumb criminals of the world.
  • by agree Location: here on Aug 7, 2009 at 11:09 AM
    I totally agree with anonymous
  • by D on Aug 7, 2009 at 09:10 AM
    Give it up to good parenting.
  • by Anonymous Location: Jacksonville on Aug 7, 2009 at 08:53 AM
    Just another example of why there should be a test to have kids...If you fail, sterlization for you!
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