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Grounded boy, 13, dies after sneaking out to go on joyride

A young boy of 12 was fatally injured after sneaking away from home to go on a joyride.

A 13-year-old girl has been charged with killing her 12-year-old friend in a joyride. The deceased, Almani Creamer, had been grounded by his mother but snuck out to go on the joyride with four friends. He was the only fatality. 

The driver, who can’t be identified for legal reasons, was charged with reckless conduct and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. The impact of the collision was so forceful, that eye witnesses were surprised anyone had survived at all. 

One eye witness, Anapam Razdan, said: “There was some movement in the car, and I kept hearing some women or girls screaming and saying ‘Oh, let me out, let me out, look at the car’, which I thought was kind of strange that they were alive.”

Chicago police have confirmed that the other passengers in the car were also under 16. They were all taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

Creamer’s mother, Regina Anderson, said: “He was a special little boy. I just hope he didn’t suffer. He was just a boy. He’s bad some days – he’s good some days.” 

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