13 year old girl charged with murder after joyride with car full of other kids leaves 12 year old dead

By James Nye

PUBLISHED: 13:44 EST, 8 December 2013 | UPDATED: 14:16 EST, 8 December 2013

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Crash: Almani Creamer, 12, passed away as a result of a car accident last month which was caused by the 13-year-old driver

Crash: Almani Creamer, 12, passed away as a result of a car accident last month which was caused by the 13-year-old driver

A 13-year-old girl has been charged with causing the death of a 12-year-old boy after a joy ride in Chicago ended in tragedy last month.

Almani Creamer perished last month when the girl, whose name is not being released, crashed at high speed into a tree in Olympia Fields.

Creamer's mother said he was supposed to be grounded but sneaked out for a joyride with 4 friends, including the teenage girl - and all the occupants in the car were injured in the crash.

'There was some movement in the car, and I kept hearing some women or girls screaming and saying, 'Oh, let me out, let me out, look at the car,' which I thought was kind of strange that they were alive,' said eyewitness Anapam Razdan.

All four passengers were less than 16 years old and residents of Olympia Fields, police said.

The three other individuals in the vehicle were initially taken to Franciscan St. James Health in Olympia Fields and Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest, but were all later taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.

WMAQ-TV reports that the Cook County State's Attorney's office has charged the girl with reckless homicide, reckless conduct and possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

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Aftermath: This picture shows the wreckage of the car immediately after it hit a tree carrying five occupants all under the age of 16

Aftermath: This picture shows the wreckage of the car immediately after it hit a tree carrying five occupants all under the age of 16

Smash: This picture clearly shows the damaged wrought upon the car by the deadly accident on November 27th

Smash: This picture clearly shows the damaged wrought upon the car by the deadly accident on November 27th

Authorities are not releasing her name because of her age.

The driver was arraigned Thursday and released to her mother's custody.

'He was a special little boy,' his mother, Regina Anderson, 35, said to the Chicago Tribune from her home on Corinth Road in Olympia Fields.

'I just hope he didn't suffer.'

Sadness: Almani was described as a kind and normal 12-year-old boy after his death last month

Mother: Regina Anderson, 35, said 'I just hope he didn't suffer.' When asked about her little boy

Mother: Regina Anderson, 35, said 'I just hope he didn't suffer.' When asked about her little boy

Anderson was in traffic when she was informed her son had been injured in a car accident and though worried, was stunned to hear her had died when she arrived at the hospital.

'I expected to scold him and take him home,' she said.

Anderson said her son loved basketball but sometimes struggled with his schoolwork.

'He was just a boy,' she said. 'He's bad some days — he's good some days.'

By Staff 12/08/2013 07:16:00
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