An underage driver was charged with criminally negligent homicide after he crashed a van into a parked car, a tree and a house, killing his 13-year-old back-seat passenger. Eric Hakimisefat, 16, who only has a junior license, which prohibits him from driving without a parent or guardian, had been speeding in the Midwood section of Brooklyn—he was allegedly going over 60 mph in a 30-mph zone.

The crash occurred on East 23rd Street at Avenue P, and a neighbor told the Daily News, "It was this huge, colossal crash. You couldn't fathom exactly what happened." Another said, "I heard a big bang. The car was in the porch." Sarah Erdan, 13, was in the backseat, while the front-seat passenger, her 16-year-old brother Joseph, and Hakimisefat "were screaming, 'Help her! Help her!' She [Sarah] was crying in the car, but then we couldn't hear her anymore." Sarah Erdan died of massive head injuries.

The Post reports that Hakimisefat passed a Breathalyzer test and his other charges include reckless driving and speeding. Last year, a 15-year-old crashed a car in the Bronx, killing his 12-year-old passenger.