Arraignment is scheduled for Friday, January 4th, for a 17-year-old Dekalb man charged with involuntary manslaughter after a fatality accident last week.
Police say Dylan Pierce was driving a pickup truck that left the road and hit a tree in the 3600 block of Cook Road.
The crash claimed the life of backseat passenger Cole Patrick, 18, of St Joseph.
Pierce has been freed on bail pending formal court arraignment. A judge said he must wear a “SCRAM” tracking bracelet, and said he could not operate a motor vehicle without an ignition interlock device.
Police said speed and alcohol are considered factors in the crash. The roadway was damp, but clear of ice and snow.