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Teen killed in car-dump truck collision

NEWPORT, Wash. - A 17-year-old was killed Friday afternoon when the car he was riding in collided with a dump truck.

Washington State Patrol says four teenagers were headed northbound on State Route 2 near Newport.

A school bus had stopped traffic in the northbound lane. Troopers say the driver of the car, 18-year-old Braden Nichols was unable to stop in time, crossed the center lane, and was hit by the dump truck.

WSP says 17-year-old Michael Warner died at the scene. Nichols and two other passengers, 17- year-old Lilly Gray and 16-year-old Cody Warner were all taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center. Gray was transported via Life Flight. Nichols was the only person in the vehicle wearing a seatbelt.

The driver of the truck was not injured.

WSP says the cause of the crash was inattention, but they are still investigating.


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