MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) -- A teenager accused of causing a crash that killed a woman and injured her two children was in court Wednesday.

Wilkinson Howes is facing a manslaughter charge for the November 2017 crash on Lloyds Lane that killed Claudia Leatherwood.

According to investigators, the victim's car was struck as she pulled out of a driveway at her parents home.

Claudia Leatherwood

Claudia Leatherwood

Howes was out on bond and appeared with his attorney before Judge Michael Youngpeter during his arraignment hearing.

Authorities say Howes was driving more than 90 miles an hour in a 30 mile per hour zone when he slammed into Leatherwood's car. Two children were also inside the car and hurt in the crash.

Howes' attorney applied for youthful offender status, saying his client was 16 at the time of the incident.

Judge Youngpeter set a date of June 12 to determine whether to grant that status.

Defense Attorney Dennis Knizley said, "Wilkes is an excellent candidate for youthful offender. He's an excellent student, athlete, church and city involvement, and we'll ask the court to consider those things when youthful offender comes up."

If granted youthful offender status, Howes would be treated as a juvenile and his records sealed from the public.

Leatherwood's family has also filed a civil suit against Howes.

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