CASSOPOLIS (WKZO) -- A 12-year-old from Niles is dead and a 14-year-year suffering from serious injuries after a crash in CassCounty.
TV-8 is reporting that the two boys had been playing video games when their parents say they apparently slipped out of the house early Tuesday morning to go on a “joyride”.
Cass County Deputies say that the 14-year-old Brandon Burr was driving east on Bertrand Street in Milton Township just after 2 a.m. Tuesday when he lost control of the car on ice covered pavement at high speed.
The car struck a tree with enough force to nearly tear it in half.
Both boys were wearing seat belts, but it wasn’t enough.
12-year-old Adrian Chiquito was pronounced dead at the scene.
Burr was rushed to South Bend Memorial with severe head and pelvic injuries.