FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A 17-year-old boy is facing multiple charges after authorities said he caused a crash that killed a Broward County teacher and injured her son.
Eric Abraham used a walker Wednesday to appear before a judge in bond court.
"I am concerned with the allegations as well as the serious nature of the offenses, and I have looked at the juvenile record. I am concerned about that as well, but I am also concerned about the loss of life," the judge said.
Coral Springs police said Abraham was behind the wheel of a stolen car Dec. 27 when police tried to pull him over.
They said he took off, ran a red light at West Sample Road and Northwest 101st Avenue and crashed into another car driven by Christianne Weiner.
Weiner died and her 11-year-old son was hospitalized.
Police said Abraham and Tyree Goodwin, 18, were in the other car.
Goodwin appeared in court last month, but Abraham remained in serious condition at the hospital.
"Just so the court is aware, he has an extensive, extensive juvenile record, including he absconded in 2015," a state attorney said.
Abraham's arrest record dates back to 2012.
He now faces one count of aggravated fleeing causing death; four counts of aggravated fleeing with serious bodily injury; one count of vehicular homicide; four counts of reckless driving causing serious bodily injury; one count of driving without a valid driver’s license causing death; four counts of driving without a valid driver’s license causing serious bodily injury and grand theft auto.
His bond was set at $660,000.