NILES -

A 14-year-old Niles boy who police say took a deadly joy-ride with his best friend will not be charged as an adult.

That's according to our partners at the South Bend Tribune.

Brandon Burr lost control of his grandfather's car and struck a tree on Bertrand Street in January.

His friend, 12-year-old Adrian Chiquito, died in the crash.

Police say the two boys snuck out while Chiquito's parents were sleeping.