Trial for teen accused in fatal crash to begin

Joseph Beer was 17-years-old when he crashed on the Southern State in Lakeview, splitting his car in two. (4/29/14)

LAKEVIEW - A teen accused of driving high with a learner’s permit is set to go on trial for a crash that killed four friends.

Joseph Beer was 17 years old when he crashed on the Southern State in Lakeview, splitting his car in two.

The Queens teen survived, but four teens in the car died in October 2012.

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Prosecutors say Beer was driving over 100 mph. He is charged with aggravated vehicular manslaughter.

Jury selection is expected to begin this morning.

 

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