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Lake County: 9-year-old driver slams car into tree

3:39 PM, May 20, 2013   |    comments
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LAKE COUNTY -- A father is facing charges after deputies say he put his daughter behind the wheel and the girl slammed the family car into a tree.

Deputies were called to the Headlands State Park Sunday evening after the Honda smashed into a tree in the parking lot, sustaining heavy front end damage.

According to the investigation, the child lost control of the car after it achieved excessive speed.

Another family member took the girl away before deputies arrived. The family says the girl was not hurt but deputies say they will follow-up to check on the child's welfare.

The dad was not hurt.

The father, Jaron McGee, 23, of Cleveland, was booked on charges of child endangering and wrongful entrustment.


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