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Car Crash Kills Teen Driver

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On February 4, a 17-year-old driver from Oak Harbor died while driving southbound on Highway 20. The driver hit a guard rail and spun into an oncoming car. The driver and passenger in the oncoming car suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The majority of people killed in teen driver crashes are people other than the teen driver themselves, according to a recent analysis of 10 years of crash data by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The new analysis shows that young novice driver comprise slightly more than one-third of all the fatalities in crashes in which they are involved; whereas nearly two-thirds of those killed are other vehicles users and pedestrians.

For more information: Teen hits guardrail, dies in car crash.