Teen killed, 3 others injured in Volusia County crash, troopers say

Crash happened near N. Spring Garden Ave. and W. International Speedway Blvd., troopers said

A 14-year-old DeLand boy was killed in a Volusia County crash Thursday evening that left three others injured, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

DELAND, Fla. – A 14-year-old DeLand boy was killed in a Volusia County crash Thursday evening that left three others injured, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said a car driven by a 16-year-old — in which the 14-year-old was a passenger — was heading north at about 7:29 p.m. on North Spring Garden Avenue at the intersection of West International Speedway Boulevard in the left turn lane.

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The teen driver tried to make a U-turn into the path of an oncoming pickup truck, which struck the right side of the car, troopers said.

The 16-year-old was taken to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, the crash report says. However, the 14-year-old died at the scene, troopers said.

The driver and a 4-year-old boy in the pickup truck were also taken to the hospital with minor injuries, the report shows.

The crash remains under investigation.


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