MALONE (AP) - A northern New York teenager with no driver's license has admitted to smoking marijuana before crashing a car last December, killing a 16-year-old friend and severely injuring another teen.
The Press-Republican of Plattsburgh reports that 17-year-old Tanya Menke of Brushton pleaded guilty in Franklin County Court to criminally negligent homicide in the death of Brook Lyon of Moira.
Authorities say Menke only had a learner's permit and had smoked pot before her car crashed on a road Brandon on Dec. 7. Lyon was killed and 17-year-old Alexis Colette of Brushton suffered serious injuries. Menke also pleaded guilty to vehicular assault for the injuries Colette suffered.
All three were students at Brushton-Moira Central School.
Menke's sentence will be based on whether a county court judge determines if she should be granted youthful-offender status.