Car crash

An unlicensed driver is facing charges after crashing a four-door Nissan on Arizola Road Wednesday morning.

CASA GRANDE — An unlicensed 14-year-old driver is facing several charges after a single-vehicle rollover early Wednesday morning.

The driver, whose name is not being released due to his age, has been cited for driving without a license, failure to control speed, leaving the scene of an accident and endangerment, according to Casa Grande Police Department spokesman Thomas Anderson.

Occupants of the four-door white Nissan included the driver and six passengers, all boys between the ages of 14 and 16. All left the scene before police arrived, Anderson said.

According to reports, the driver was traveling east on Mission Valley Road near Arizola Road at 4:29 a.m. when, due to excessive speed, he lost control of the vehicle, hit the curb and rolled near Desert Willow Elementary School.

Anderson said the car rolled at least once, possibly twice.

None of the car occupants faced life-threatening injuries but some later sought treatment.

Witnesses and parents of some of the teens called police.

“What’s amazing is that even though all of the teens took off running, we were able to find all of them,” Anderson said. “Some of the parents called police when their child returned home banged up.”

The investigation into the accident is ongoing, he said.


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