Teen Charged In Fatal Sewickley Twp. Accident

SEWICKLEY TWP (KDKA) — A local teenager who lost control of his car in a fatal accident is now facing charges.

Jordan King, 16, had just gotten his driver’s license.

He picked up his friend, 15-year-old Taylor Frohnhofer, of Sutersville, on a Saturday night last November. King wrecked his Honda Civic on Clay Pike in Sewickley Township, Westmoreland County.

Fronhofer, a student at Yough Senior High, was thrown from the car and suffered head injuries.

State police say King exceeded the posted speed limit of 35 mph.

“If he’s traveling 48 miles an hour at impact, most likely he’s traveling at a higher rate of speed prior to impact,” State Trooper Steve Limani said.

King is facing a vehicular homicide charge.

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One Comment

  1. KottaMan says:

    It is truly a shame that two lives have been touched so horribly by this accident. Unfortunately, most teens feel invincible and that bad things always happen to someone else. No so. Unfortunate too will be the long-lasting effects of this on the parents including those of this boy who I am sure owned the car and therefore will be left holding the financial bag when all is said and done. Kids don’t understand that their parents are left to pay up after any insurance checks are cut. In a case where the parents have skinny liabilty limits on their policy, the family could end up homeless to pay a court-ordered judgement.

  2. John Testa says:

    raise the age limit to 19 to drive.

  3. Phone says:

    He was probably texting

  4. DENISE MOODY says:

    There is no excuse and no Monetary amount that will ever bring back this BEAUTIFUL,SWEET GIRL!!Teenagers who are so reckless as to take a life should pay the same as an adult with inprisonment.USE JORDAN KING AS AN EXAMPLE FOR OTHER TEENAGERS TO SEE!!!!!111

  5. Stare at the Truth says:

    Damn Shame!

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