Teens Who Allegedly Put Cellophane On Stop Sign Charged In Fatal Wreck


Two teenagers who allegedly covered a stop sign with white cellophane will face charges in connection with a fatal crash at the intersection, deputies said on Thursday.

Seth R. Stonerock, 19, and Derek W. Greenlee, 18, will be charged with involuntary manslaughter and tampering with a traffic control device, 10TV's Tanisha Mallett reported.

Stonerock turned himself into authorities on Wednesday and was being held on a $25,000 bond, the Pickaway County Sheriff's Office said.

Greenlee, meanwhile, was expected to turn himself in on Thursday, deputies said.

Charges against the pair of teenagers stemmed from an Aug. 17 crash at the corner of state Route 56 and Huber-Hitler Road. 

According to investigators, a car passed into the intersection without stopping and was struck by an SUV pulling a boat.  A passenger in the car, Mary Spangler, 85, was killed.

The car's driver, Jeanne Shea, 80, remained hospitalized in critical condition on Thursday.

Prosecutors said covering the stop sign was not the first prank the teens had been involved with. 

"They actively went out and purchased saran wrap and such, and then there were a number of other pranks that were posted on E-mail rather on Facebook saying, 'How funny, look at what we did,'" said prosecutor Jeffrey Catri.

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