VACAVILLE — A Thursday morning crash on a rural road near Vacaville left one teen dead and the other with major injuries.
A 16-year-old Vacaville teen was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer sports utility vehicle at a high rate of speed eastbound on Fry Road, California Highway Patrol Sgt. Chris Linehan said. He estimated the speed at more than 100 mph.
“It’s a straight roadway, but he was traveling really fast and lost control of his vehicle,” Linehan said.
The 11:30 a.m. crash saw the vehicle hit and sever a power pole, launch over a roadside ditch about 20 feet wide and roll over several times in a field, Linehan said. The driver crawled out of the vehicle. The teenage passenger was pinned inside the vehicle and died because of the impact, he said.
No drugs or alcohol were involved, Linehan said. The driver was taken by ambulance to the Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center.
The Solano County Coroner’s Office did not release the name of the deceased on Thursday afternoon pending family notification.
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