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CRASH INJURES TEEN DRIVING ILLEGALLY

A 15-year-old Wellsville girl who lost control of a car she was driving illegally in the Town of Willing was in stable condition Sunday in Jones Memorial Hospital, state police said.

Two passengers in the car suffered minor injuries. One of them -- Bryan Brownell, 19, of Rexville, the owner of the car -- was charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

Police said the 15-year-old girl was traveling westbound on Graves Road "at unreasonable speed" at about 1:10 p.m. Saturday when she drove off the road onto a shoulder, then overcorrected. She lost control of the car, which skidded 225 feet before hitting an embankment, overturning and coming to rest on its roof.

The driver's left arm was shattered, and she suffered a leg injury. She was charged with reckless endangerment and was ordered to appear in Family Court. Her name was not released because she was charged as a minor.

Darla Cornelius, 15, of Wellsville, a back seat passenger, suffered minor head and left arm injuries. Brownell suffered slight injuries. Both were treated in Jones Memorial Hospital and released.

Brownell also was issued a ticket accusing him of permitting unlicensed operation of his car, failing to wear a seat belt and having unsafe tires. He is scheduled to appear in Willing Town Court at 7 p.m. July 30.

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