NY police: 14-year-old driver in crash that killed 1, injured 3

Published: Nov. 20, 2023 at 1:00 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 20, 2023 at 5:01 PM EST
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CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. (WCAX) - Police say a 14-year-old boy was behind the wheel in a North Country crash that killed the driver and left three other young people critically injured.

It happened Sunday at about 1:45 a.m. in Champlain.

New York State Police say the 14-year-old driver was speeding west on Depot Street when he missed a turn and went off the road, hitting multiple trees.

The young driver-- a high schooler from Rouses Point-- died at the scene.

Three passengers-- a 14-year-old boy from Mooers, a 12-year-old girl from Mooers and a 13-year-old girl from Champlain-- were all injured and taken to the hospital. They are all listed in stable but critical condition at the UVM Medical Center in Burlington.

The Northeastern Clinton Central School District says one of the passengers is also a high schooler and the other two are middle schoolers.

The district says counselors are available for students.

Troopers say the investigation is still underway.