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Boys charged with homicide after fatal Madison crash

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Two boys who were allegedly fighting over the steering wheel moments before a fatal car crash are facing homicide charges in juvenile court.

The boys -- ages 14 and 15 -- appeared in Dane County juvenile court Monday where they're charged with homicide by negligent use of a motor vehicle, second-degree reckless endangerment, failing to render aid and operating a vehicle without the owner's consent.

Madison police say the 15-year-old was driving a stolen Toyota Corolla Friday night with five passengers, all under 16. As the boys fought over the wheel, the car accelerated, struck a parked car, then collided with an oncoming SUV.

One of the four girls in the back seat was killed and two were critically injured. Investigators say the boys fled the scene with the fourth female passenger.

Online Reporter: Kelsi Schindler

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