Teen driving stolen car held in death of 9-year-old


A teenage boy driving a stolen car and running from police is responsible for the Thursday night accident that killed a 9-year-old boy from the city.

The 16-year-old suspect is being held at the juvenile justice center, but police are not releasing his name until they confer with prosecutors about the charges he will be facing.

According to police, the 9-year-old boy was riding in a Ford Explorer on Boston Avenue with his 27-year-old mother Tammy Sadler of Youngstown at 11:21 p.m. when a Ford Taurus driven by the teen went through a stop sign at Hudson Avenue and hit the truck.

Sadler and an 11-year-old girl, Tabrasia Gray, were hospitalized after the accident. Sadler’s son was ejected from the truck and killed, but police are not releasing his name until the family has been notified.

For more on this story see Saturday’s Vindicator and Vindy.com.

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