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14-year-old driving car killed after crashing into tree in Hernando County

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Posted at 4:15 PM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 02:58:22-04

HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. — A 14-year-old behind the wheel of a car died Tuesday after crashing into a tree in Hernando County, Florida Highway Patrol says.

The crash happened at about 2:30 p.m.

The teen was driving southbound on Laredo Ave. north of Danforth Rd. in a 2001 Ford Taurus, when officials say he failed to negotiate a curve and left the roadway.

The vehicle then collided with a tree. The 14-year-old died of his injuries at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt.