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Teen testifies against best friend accused of causing deadly North Park crash

PITTSBURGH — A teenager testified against his best friend in court after a crash took the life of his brother days before Christmas.

Jonathan Tourney, 14, and Taylor Orlowski, 18, both died in the crash. Aiden Saber, 18, is charged with homicide by vehicle.

Jonathan’s brother, Jeffrey Tourney, 18, is also Saber’s best friend.

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Jeffrey Tourney described what happened the night that he and several friends piled into Saber’s mom’s SUV.

He told a judge that he looked for Jonathan’s body after the horrific car crash in North Park, and when he found him lying on the ground— he picked up his little brother, “put him in his lap, and held him in his arms. He told him everything is going to be OK.”

Police say Saber was driving at least 70 miles per hour, and drank two beers earlier in the evening. A judge decided to move his case forward.

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“He’s an 18-year-old young man sitting in the Allegheny County Jail. His best friend’s younger brother has passed away, and another young lady passed away. He’s an emotional wreck,” Saber’s defense attorney Casey White said.

We also learned that Taylor had only met the group of teens that night, they exchanged numbers, met up with them later, and took a car ride that ended her life.

Channel 11 spoke to Taylor’s mom shortly after the charges against Saber were filed.

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During that drive, Jeffrey testified that he told Aiden to slow down — then 30 seconds later, he lost control, and hit a tree that nearly split the car in half.

“This is another sad chapter in this tragic story. The loss of 2 young lives, and another man is in the Allegheny County Jail. There’s no victories,” White said.

Saber is charged with homicide by vehicle and is in jail without bond. His defense attorney says he plans to ask for another bond hearing.

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