2013-09-12 / Local & State

Teen Admits Going 150 mph In Street Race

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A southeastern Pennsylvania teenager says he was racing at speeds approaching 150 mph when he crashed with another teenager last March.

Eighteen-year-old John Anton appeared in Bucks County Juvenile Court in Doylestown Friday. He was sentenced to probation.

Anton was 17 at the time of the March 2 crash on Route 611 in Doylestown, less than a mile from the site where a 9-year-old girl was killed by another street racer months before.

The Intelligencer of Doylestown reports that Anton, now a Penn State student, apologized in court. He’s agreed to testify at the upcoming trial of 21-year-old Jeff Bender, who police say was racing Anton. Their cars collided and Bender suffered a severe head laceration and gouged skull.

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