Jackson County prosecutors have charged a Liberty teen with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly causing a December traffic accident that killed one of his passengers and injured another.
Terrance J. Neighbors, 16, also is charged with second-degree assault in connection with the single-vehicle wreck that killed James Dakota Hubbard, 16, of Independence.
Neighbors, who was certified Tuesday to stand trial as an adult, was arraigned Wednesday. Bond was set at $50,000.
According to court records, Neighbors was driving a stolen 2001 Honda Civic when he lost control Dec. 27 at 26th Street and Oakley Avenue in Kansas City. The southbound car was traveling at least 58 mph in a 25 mph zone when it jumped a curb and struck a tree.
Hubbard, who was riding in the back seat, died shortly after being taken to Truman Medical Center. A second 16-year-old passenger suffered multiple broken bones and bleeding on the brain. Neighbors also was injured.
Toxicology results indicated that Neighbors had tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, in his system at the time of the crash.
Neighbors was driving without a license, records said.