Teenager charged after deadly ‘car surfing’ incident
SEATTLE (AP) — A Black Diamond teenager has been charged with a misdemeanor for a “car surfing” incident that killed another teen.
Seattlepi.com reports that King County prosecutors charged 18-year-old Tyler Reber on Aug. 7 with negligent driving for driving his SUV around the Kent-Meridian High School parking lot with 18-year-old Lupo Benson on the hood.
Benson was thrown from the vehicle and left with a fatal head injury. There is video of the March 31 incident.
A Kent police officer says Reber was going 15 to 20 mph when he made a left turn and Benson was thrown to the pavement.
Benson was rushed to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he died the following day.
Reber has not yet entered a plea. His attorney declined to comment on the charges.