Teen Dies in Solo Car Accident

The 17-year-old boy died in a single car accident at 8:45 p.m. Sunday night. Other passengers suffered non life-threatening emergencies.

A 17-year-old boy is dead after a single-car accident in Watsonville Sunday night, police said.

Police responded to a report of a crash at South Green Valley Road and Magnolia Drive at about 8:45 p.m., according to police.

Officers found that a 1998 Honda Civic had overturned and crashed into a tree just beyond the sidewalk on South Green Valley Road, police said.

Police said the boy, who was a passenger in the car, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car and another passenger suffered injuries not considered life-threatening, police said.

South Green Valley Road was closed for several hours after the crash.

The crash remains under investigation and the name of the teenager killed has not been released.

--Bay City News Service


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Terrance Man December 12, 2012 at 07:28 PM
This was not an accident, it was manslaughter.
Adam D. December 12, 2012 at 07:57 PM
David if we are issuing them too early, we aren't taking them away early enough. I think once a person hits 55 they should need to take a driving test every year on their birthday to be competent to be on the road. I agree we are issuing licenses too young but until insurance companies stop lobbying the state it wont change. Putting an age restriction on drivers would solve a lot more deaths than seat belts.
Paul G.. December 13, 2012 at 04:44 AM
These dumb asses were racing and smoke'n dope while not wearing safety belts, so not really an accident. At least one will be charged with manslaughter, maybe more. They are going to pay.
Paul G.. December 13, 2012 at 04:45 AM
There are no angles where this guy has gone.
Paul G.. December 13, 2012 at 04:46 AM
Manslaughter, a type of murder, the second biggest sin. Gona burn.


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