A man was killed when an unlicensed teen driver rolled a vehicle in Orting on Sunday, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.
The incident occurred around 6:50 a.m. in the 16100 block of 264th Street East.
A 20-year-old man was killed in the crash. He was in the passenger seat and was thrown from the vehicle during the rollover. Police say he was crushed by the car after he was ejected.
The 15-year-old girl driving the vehicle was taken to the hospital. Police say she did not have a driver’s license. The News Tribune reports that police will forward the case to prosecutors to decide whether to file criminal charges against the girl.
Location of the Crash
Teenagers and Injured Passengers
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