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Teen convicted in Michigan police chase crash that killed 2

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Posted at 3:45 PM, Dec 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-08 15:45:04-05

A 17-year-old driver has been convicted of second-degree murder and other charges for leading police on a high-speed chase in western Michigan that ended with a crash that killed two people.

A Kent County jury reached the verdict Friday against Alejandro Torrez for the March 11 crash in the city of Kentwood, near Grand Rapids.

Authorities say a state trooper tried to stop Torrez for speeding, but he fled and reached speeds topping 110 mph before going through a red light. That's when his car slammed into a car driven by 21-year-old Calvin College student Tara Oskam. She was killed, along with Torrez's passenger and 15-year-old cousin David Torrez.

Defense attorney James Kiebel says Torrez was immature and didn't understand the danger he caused others.