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Teen to face adult charges for wreck
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The fact he was three days short of his 18th birthday when he slammed his car into a tree while doing 80 mph through a residential neighborhood will not save a teen from facing prison time as an adult.The driver, Ryan Armstrong, 18, has been transferred to adult court from juvenile court given the severity of his charges and the fact he was just three days short of being legal age at the time of the wreck July 26. He has been indicted on charges of reckless endangerment, vehicular assault, and DUI.His charges come after the 1999 Plymouth Breeze he was driving left the road on West End Avenue late in the evening on July 26 and slammed into a tree. The crash left Armstrong, along with his three teenage passengers, seriously injured, two of them airlifted for treatment of life-threatening injuries.An investigation revealed Armstrong was allegedly traveling 80 mph when he lost control of the vehicle and ran through a front yard in the residential neighborhood.