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Teenager charged after deadly ‘car surfing’ incident

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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.

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