If the youth fails to comply with these local programs, he faces commitment to the Ohio Department of Youth Services for a minimum sentence of six months. A maximum commitment would be until his 21st birthday.
Franklin police said on Jan. 4, the boy, then 14 years old, was driving a Toyota Camry westbound on East Second Street, failed to maintain reasonable control and struck a Mercedes work van, also headed west.
The teen’s vehicle then hit an Isuzu Rodeo SUV, seriously injuring a Springboro woman as she was trying to turn right into Lee’s Famous Recipe.
Police said one of the vehicles spun and struck a utility pole in front of the restaurant at 1031 E. Second St. The police report indicated that unsafe speeds and failure to control were contributing factors in the crash.
Three passengers — a 15-year-old girl, a 14-year-old girl, and a 15-year-old boy in the Toyota — were taken to a local emergency room with minor injuries, police said.
The Springboro woman was taken to an area hospital for treatment of injuries.