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10-year-old killed in Lakewood crash identified; no charges yet against driver, 14

A 14-year-old driver crashed a car he took without permission Monday night in Lakewood. A 10-year-old boy died
A 14-year-old driver crashed a car he took without permission Monday night in Lakewood. A 10-year-old boy died Courtesy

A 10-year-old boy died Monday night after a car driven by a 14-year-old hit a utility pole in Lakewood, police said.

The sedan had four boys inside who were friends: the 14-year-old driver, a 14-year-old front-seat passenger, and an 11-year-old and the 10-year-old in the back seat, police spokesman Chris Lawler said.

They were all taken to Mary Bridge Childrens Hospital. The three older boys were expected to recover. The 10-year-old was identified Tuesday as Dylan Wilson.

The car belonged to one boy’s parents and was taken without permission, according to police.

After a minor wreck with another car about 4 p.m. at Gravelly Lake Drive Southwest and Veterans Drive Southwest, the 14-year-old driver sped down Veterans Drive, where he hit the pole near Interlaaken Drive Southwest, Lawler said.

That caused the car to spin into a tree.

The older boys ran off, but officers found them quickly: one at his house close by and another on a nearby street, Lawler said.

The driver remained in the hospital Tuesday. Police said they will book him into Remann Hall juvenile detention center after he is released.

There was no indication that drugs or alcohol were involved.

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