SASKATOON – Two women appeared in court on Wednesday morning after a fatal crash Monday evening in Saskatoon involving a stolen truck that killed two teens.
Chrystal Cheyann Peeteetuce, 21, is facing 14 charges including impaired driving causing death, flight causing death, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and criminal negligence causing death.
The second person, a 17-year-old female who cannot be named, is facing three charges including possession of stolen property under $5,000 and breach of probation.
Both will remain in custody until a bail hearing on Thursday.
Police allege Peeteetuce sped away from an officer moments before the crash Monday evening at the intersection of 22nd Street West and Avenue M.
The stolen pickup truck slammed into two vehicles, sending one with three teens into a building.
Two 17 year olds in that vehicle, a male and a female, were killed in the crash. Both were students at Bethlehem Catholic High School.
A third teen, a 16-year-old female, was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. There is no update on her condition.
Both of the accused have previously been charged with stealing vehicles.
At a news conference Tuesday, Saskatoon police Chief Clive Weighill expressed his frustration at the number of vehicles being stolen in the city, saying over 70 per cent of recent thefts have occurred with keys in the ignition or near the vehicle.
Weighill said the keys were in the ignition of the pickup when it was stolen.