Teen charged with negligent homicide files for youthful offender status

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Published: Aug. 11, 2022 at 9:26 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 31, 2022 at 2:03 PM CDT
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MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WAFF) - In early August, a Colbert County teen was charged with criminally negligent homicide for the death of Harley Scruggs. Now the teen has filed for youthful offender status.

In Feb. Scruggs was a passenger in a vehicle operated by Kailey Whitehurst when the car left the roadway and crashed into a tree. Scruggs was pronounced dead on the scene.

On Aug. 29, Whitehurst and her defense team filed for youthful offender status.

A grand jury indictment shows that Whitehurst is being charged due to excessive speed which is a violation of Alabama codes. Whitehurst was arrested in early Aug. and subsequently released on bond.

A court date is scheduled for Sept. 8 at 9 a.m. for Whitehurst.

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