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Teen killed in Bellingham crash

Posted by Ralph Ranalli July 3, 2007 12:11 PM

BELLINGHAM

A 16-year-old male passenger was thrown from a car and killed last night on Interstate 495 in a crash involving a juvenile driver, State Police said.

The driver of the car, also a 16-year-old male, lost control of a Ford Focus and struck an embankment, State Police said. The front-seat passenger, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the car and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver and two 16-year-old girls in the rear seat, who were all wearing seat belts, were taken to Milford Hospital with minor injuries. Police did not release any information about the identities of those involved in the crash.

Speed appears to have factored in the crash, police said. The accident forced the closure of the middle, right, and breakdown lanes on the southbound side of the highway and the Exit 18 ramp for two hours.

-- Globe City & Region staff

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