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Teen Driver May Face Vehicular Manslaughter Charges in Fatal Nuri Accident

Concord Police presented to prosecutors the investigation into the accident that claimed the lives of Hadessa, 9, and Soleiman Nuri, 41, who were riding their bicycles home on Treat Boulevard the morning of April 7.

The 17-year-old driver of the SUV that struck and killed a Concord father and his 9-year-old daughter April 7 in Concord is at the center of a case presented by police Thursday to Contra Costa County prosecutors.

Concord Police presented evidence to the District Attorney's Office as a vehicular manslaughter case after carrying out a two-month investigation into the fatal Treat Boulevard incident that claimed the lives of Hadessa, 9, and Soleiman Nuri, 41, according to Lt. Bill Roche of the Concord Police Department.

included reviewing statements of all involved parties, witnesses and emergency responder reports to more technical items such as mechanical assessments of the car, cell phone records, and standard drug and alcohol lab tests, said Concord Police Lt. Bill Roche.

All evidence will be reviewed by the District Attorney's Office, which has declined to comment while the investigation is pending. 

The Escalade flipped over a number of times, witnesses said, and damaged a building at Treat Boulevard and Oak Grove and also injured Hannah Nuri, the victims' 12-year-old daughter and sister, who survived the accident. 

Nancy Lee June 08, 2012 at 02:10 PM
No mention of whether he was texting or not at the time?
Jose June 09, 2012 at 05:56 AM
Apparently not. What was his estimated speed? And estimated state of complacency? (All is good in my Cadillac. Sound system excellent! Projected image...Cool!)
Lissa Sorensen June 10, 2012 at 04:27 PM
And the teen driver in this case where is he??
Chris Nicholson June 10, 2012 at 04:43 PM
Presumably home with his parent (singular).
Zoe Claire June 11, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Researching the Lafayette case reveals that the man responsible was free for four years after his actions ended in the death of the man at the light and before that man said no contest to the charges.

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