Driver to be charged as juvenile in fatal Niles crash

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
A 14-year-old driver will be charged as a juvenile over a crash that killed a 12-year-old boy from Niles.

Brandon Burr, left, was driving when he crashed with passenger Adrian Chiquito, right.

NILES, Mich.-- A 14-year-old driver will be charged as a juvenile over a crash that killed a 12-year-old boy from Niles.

Adrian Chiquito, 12, died in the early morning hours of New Year's Eve when the car he was riding in slammed into a tree in Milton township.

His friend, Brandon Burr, 14, was driving.

Burr is now charged with reckless driving causing death, and a moving violation causing death.

The Niles Daily Star reports that Burr's grandfather is thankful the case will not be handled in adult court.


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