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Teen driver facing 11 charges in crash that injures New Castle family

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NEW CASTLE., Pa. - Bond is set at $10,000 for the driver facing 11 charges filed after a two car crash that injured five members of a New Castle area family.

19-year old James Panezich went before a magistrate in Lawrence County Wednesday to answer eleven counts including aggravated assault by vehicle, DUI, purchase of alcohol by a minor, careless and reckless driving, as well as speeding and a stop sign violation.

Pennsylvania State Police Panezich was driving a car that ran a stop sign and crashed into a van at State Line Road and West Poland Avenue in North Beaver Township Tuesday night.

According to a release, all of the victims in the van — including a five-year-old, a three-year-old and a sixth-month old  were taken to at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Youngstown.

The identities of victims are as follows:

  • Chad Hilliard, 45, of E Poland Road, New Castle.

  • Courtney Hilliard, 31, of E Poland Road, New Castle.

  • five-year-old juvenile.

  • three-year-old juvenile.

  • sixth-month-old juvenile.

Police say all of the juveniles and Chad Hilliard were treated for moderate to serious injuries but are in stable condition. Courtney Hilliard sustained minor injuries. 

Panezich, was treated for a minor hand injury then booked into the Lawrence County Jail.

The state police report lists Panezich as a Poland resident, but a recent court record in Mahoning County showed a home address in Springfield township.

According to Lawrence County court records, Panezich pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and trespass by motor vehicle last year.

A judge in Boardman fined Panezich for speeding in January of this year.

Panezich is due back in court for a preliminary hearing on next Thursday.

Stay connected with wfmj.com and 21 News for more on this developing story.

 

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