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October 22, 2017

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16-year-old driver killed in weekend crash

A 16-year-old driver was killed Saturday night after his car clipped another vehicle and spun out of control into a concrete wall, Metro Police said.

At about 10:45 p.m., the teen was driving along Jones Boulevard, near the intersection of Empire Circle, with another 16-year-old boy in the passenger seat of his two-door Honda Civic, police said.

The teen moved into the left turn lane to pass an SUV or minivan in front of him, but the rear of his car made contact with the front of the other vehicle as he tried to merge back into the travel lane, police said. The teen’s car spun out of control into the wall, police said.

Both boys were transported to University Medical Center, where the driver was pronounced dead, police said.

The driver of the other vehicle did not stay at the scene and is wanted for questioning, police said.

The boy’s death is the 103rd traffic-related fatality in Metro’s jurisdiction this year.

Anyone with information about the collision may call Metro Police at (702) 828-3128 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or go online to

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