Drew Bodden, of Plumstead, in suburban Philadelphia, was charged Thursday with third-degree murder and related offenses in the crash that killed Holly Huynh in Doylestown, Bucks County, on the night before Thanksgiving.
Huynh's grandmother remains hospitalized after police said Bodden rammed into the back of her Honda CRV compact sport utility vehicle. Huynh, a fourth-grader, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities said Bodden's modified 2003 Ford Mustang Cobra was going between 142 and 154 mph at the time of the crash. The car's speedometer was stuck just below 160 mph when investigators examined the wreckage.
Bodden turned himself in to face charges Thursday and was released on his own recognizance. A message left for his attorney, Gavin Laboski, wasn't immediately returned.
Bodden, 37, has a record of motor vehicle violations, including a guilty plea to driving while his license was suspended or revoked in 2007 and guilty pleas to traffic signal violations in 2010 and 2012. Investigators said Bodden has talked about high-speed driving in posts on racing and muscle car fan websites.