Underage Driver Accused of Killing 13-Year-Old Boy

An underage driver is accused of killing one of his passengers.

State troopers say yesterday evening, a 14-year-old boy was driving his father's Suburban with his permission. He and five friends crashed into a tree in Cherokee County on County Road 4223, off of Highway 110.

The 14-year-old swerved to miss a tree limb that had fallen onto the road because of the storm.

Troopers say the boy will be charged with criminally negligent homicide.

Julie Tam, reporting. jtam@kltv.com