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18-year-old charged in Brooklyn crash that killed two high school students

18-year-old charged in Brooklyn crash that killed two high school students

18-year-old charged in Brooklyn crash that killed two high school students

BROOKLYN, CT (WFSB) – An 18-year-old man is facing charges in connection with a crash that killed two high school students in Brooklyn last year, according to state police.

Authorities said Nicholas Johnson was charged with two counts of second-degree manslaughter with a motor vehicle, two counts of second-degree assault with a motor vehicle, operating by a person under 21 while BAC exceeds two hundredths of 1%, non-leadership. in the proper lane, improper turning, traveling unreasonably fast, and failure to obey a stop sign.

Nicholas Johnson.
Nicholas Johnson.(Connecticut State Police)

Johnson turned himself in to Troop D in Danielson last Thursday.

The accident occurred on June 25, 2023, on Route 205 in Brooklyn.

State police said Chanelle Edwards, 15, who attended Griswold High School, and Bryce Burditt, 17, who was a student at Plainfield High School, died in the crash.

Johnson, who was 17 at the time, was driving a Toyota Prius and failed to stop at an intersection before hitting a tree head-on, police said. The car landed on an embankment off the roadway.

State police said Johnson was released on $275,000 bond and is due in Danielson court on July 1.

Read Johnson’s arrest warrant below: