October 18, 2010 at 7:00 pm in INFORUM
Criminal charges are possible in a Saturday morning car crash that killed 17-year-old Fargo South High School junior Tyler Tweten, a police spokesman said Monday.
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My thoughts are with this family. In time I hope they can somehow find closure though I do not know how this could be possible after such a loss. His memory can’t be taken away and his remaining family will need each other and all the support of friends possible. If there was wrong doing or actions that caused this it should be executed to the maximum level possible, but that is of little concern this week.
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From the story, the only charge I could see as a possibility would be against the the third boy who fled the accident scene. Nothing else illegal seems to have occured, the driver simply lost control.
I’m not sure about charging the boy with ‘fleeing’ if infact thats what they’re looking at doing. There was no illegal activity, that boy didn’t do anything to harm anyone or cause the accident. Sometimes the memories and real life experience of something so tragic and losing a friend like that is a much harsher sentence than any criminal charge ever could be.
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Well Im assuming she was going very fast around the corner enough to hit a tree so hard that it killed someone. Or there were other factors involved that they arent telling us. Sounds like reckless driving to me…If she was going the speed limit this would not have happened. It’s such a tragedy that it takes experiences like this to really make others aware that laws are set in place to protect us..
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I tend to agree with you, but without more information you should not jump to this conclusion. A 20 mile per hour crash can easily be fatal.
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My heart goes out to the family and friends of Tyler. This was a tragic accident and I hope no charges will come of this to make things worse than they already are. However, if charges are filed, then other factors must have played a role in the accident. They were a group of high school kids leaving a bonfire at 1am which could have meant other things were involved and that could have been the reason why the one uninjured boy fled the scene. I do not want to accuse them of any wrongdoing, but obviously something else happened otherwise they would have released the names already.
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Athena generally speaking, names of juveniles are not released. It is possible if certain felonies were charged, and the case was handled in adult court, but all juvenile proceedings are kept confidential.
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True, juveniles are not printed in the paper my bad. So the girl driving and other boy that fled would not be published, however the other male brought with Tyler to the hospital was 18 and they coulde have published his name since the Forum is good about putting a name on an inncident as soon as the family is notified.
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Wrong again Athena. The 18 year old had no responsibility in the incident. His name is irrelevent in this case. He was simply an unwilling passenger in a vehicle. He deserves his privacy in this instance.
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He RAN instead of rendering aid to his supposed friends. He deserves nothing.
Why is this article in area voices?
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There should be charges filed. This did not happen with out at least excessive speed. People need to be held responsible for their actions.
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This is what happens when 16 year old children are allowed to drive with other teenagers in the car. Shame on the girls parents for not being more responsible.
ND is way behind laws of other more civil states. There is no way, by law, that a 16 year old should be allowed to have passengers who are else minors.
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According to Tyler’s mother in an interview, the girl driving had been drinking. If that’s true, she’s in deep trouble.
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If that is true, her life may very well be over as well. At least any semblance of a normal and productive life will be taken away. One dumb choice and lives are ruined. Too bad kids don’t realize this.
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The way I heard the story there was alcohol involved. You never know about hear say. I hope not, but it seems everyone is being pretty tight lipped about what happened. I don’t understand why children that age were out so late anyway. Bonfire? It gets dark at like 7pm nowadays. My folks always used to say “there’s only three things to be doing that late at night, drinking, drugs or sex”. I know from experiance that unless your a drinker there isin’t much to do around here after about 10pm. Anyway just my two cents.
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The posts on here are why these types of articles should not be open for discussion. Shame on you Forum.
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Yes, all of the kids were under the influance of alcohol, but very little, i understand that it is still illegal, but The one who fled was told to by tyler to run, Tyler got out and was running too, when the boy looked back tyler yelled at him and told him to just keep running, after he said that tyler callapsed a couple feet from the scene. This is a True story i am close to the people in the accident
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