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14-year-old boy crashes car, 15-year-old passenger dies in Kiowa County

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KIOWA COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- Colorado State Patrol is investigating a tragic crash Saturday morning that left a teenage boy dead. Troopers say the underage driver was a 14-year-old boy.

The rollover crash happened just after 5:30 a.m. on Kiowa County Road 78 about five miles south of Towner, said CSP.

Troopers determined that a 14-year-old boy was driving at the time of the crash. No one was wearing seat belts and three of the passengers were ejected from the vehicle. A 15-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and three passengers were taken to a hospital across the border in Kansas. All five people are from Holly, Colorado, according to the release.

The crash remains under investigation, but alcohol doesn't appear to be a factor, said CSP in a release.

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  1. “The crash remains under investigation, but alcohol doesn’t appear to be a factor, said CSP in a release.”
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    Unfortunately there are plenty of other ways for 14- and 15-year-olds to crash cars. But the fact that none of them wore seat belts indicates a lack of overall responsibility as a starting point.

    1. “But the fact that none of them wore seat belts indicates a lack of overall responsibility as a starting point.”

      Actually the fact that a 14 year old was knowingly driving illegally was the starting point…

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