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Wisconsin minors were 'hill jumping' before fatal crash

The Eau Claire County Sheriff's Department says the group of Wisconsin teenagers involved in a deadly single-vehicle crash last month were "hill jumping." Three teens, including the driver, died in the crash. Two other minors were badly injured. The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram reports the 14-year-old driver was traveling 25-35 miles per hour above the 55 mph speed limit. The county attorney will now decide whether to file any charges.
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The Eau Claire County Sheriff's Department says the group of Wisconsin teenagers involved in a deadly single-vehicle crash last month were "hill jumping." Three teens, including the driver, died in the crash. Two other minors were badly injured. The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram reports the 14-year-old driver was traveling 25-35 miles per hour above the 55 mph speed limit. The county attorney will now decide whether to file any charges.

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