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UPDATE: Teen driver in deadly crash charged

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WAUSAU (WAOW) - A 16-year-old girl was accused of juvenile delinquency Wednesday in the deadly Marathon County crash that killed two young girls.

The girl appeared in Marathon County Juvenile Court for a brief hearing. The petition alleging the charges against the girl was not made public.

The petition is the equivalent of a criminal complaint in adult court, where punishments are more severe.
 
Investigators have said the girl did not have a driver's license when she headed to Eau Claire Dells with nine passengers in a sports utility vehicle last Friday morning.
 
The Marathon County Sheriff's Department said the teen apparently lost control of the vehicle on state Highway 52. Officials say it went into a ditch, rolled several times and landed against a tree about 15 miles northeast of Wausau, killing two 12-year-old girls. Another passenger critically hurt was in serious condition Wednesday at Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, a nursing supervisor said. 

Monday's s closed-door hearing lasted about 15 minutes.

A pool media reporter allowed into the hearing said prosecutors asked for a change of venue because all the Marathon County judges know the teenager's grandparents.

The pool report says Oneida County Judge Michael Bloom was assigned to the case, and the judge will travel to Wausau for future court action.

No new date has been set for the teenager to return to court.

The girl appeared in court with her brother and four of the people hurt in the crash.

Earlier this week, a judge ordered her to be on electronic monitoring at her home under close supervision of her family.

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WAUSAU (WAOW) – Prosecutors are expected to accuse a 16-year-old girl of juvenile delinquency in the rollover crash that killed two girls and injured eight other young people as they traveled to a park to go swimming, a court official said Wednesday.

Investigators have said the girl did not have a driver's license when she headed to Eau Claire Dells with nine passengers in a sports utility vehicle last Friday morning.

The Marathon County Sheriff's Department said the teen apparently lost control of the vehicle on state Highway 52. Officials say it went into a ditch, rolled several times and landed against a tree about 15 miles northeast of Wausau.

Two 12-year-old girls were killed.

The driver is expected to appear before Marathon County Juvenile Judge Greg Huber late Wednesday afternoon, Clerk of Courts Diane Sennholz said.

On Monday during a closed-door juvenile court hearing, Huber placed the teen on electronic monitoring at her home and under close supervision of her family and gave prosecutors more time to consider filing charges.

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