Teen passenger killed in Alpine crash

When a Jeep Wrangler he was riding in crashed into a vehicle in Alpine, A 17-year-old boy was killed, a California Highway Patrol officer said.
An Alpine resident whose name was not released, the teen, was in the compartment behind the Jeep’s two seats; he wearing a seat belt or was not riding in a chair, said CHP Officer Travis Garrowsaid

Another boy from Alpine was in the passenger seat, buckled in, Garrow said.
The driver, an 18-year-old who resides in the unincorporated community of Crest, was moving west on South Grade Road when he drifted toward the ideal shoulder, over-corrected and veered into the eastbound lane — directly into the path of a white Lexus sedan, Garrow said.

The two vehicles dropped east of Via Viejas Oeste just before 8:30 p.m. A person who noticed the impact reported that the collision, the CHP said.
The teen riding in the back of the Jeep was thrown on the street and died before he could be taken into a hospital, Garrow said.
The two other adolescents suffered minor to moderate injuries and were taken to a hospital.
A girl, a Alpine guy the Lexus driver, and a passenger, were injured but not taken to a hospital for therapy.

The CHP said neither drugs nor alcohol was a suspected factor in the crash.

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