DELAND, Fla. - A 14-year-old boy is dead after the driver of the vehicle he was in attempted to make a U-turn and was hit by a truck, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
Troopers said the crash happened on Thursday night around 7:30 p.m. at N. Spring Garden Ave. and International Speedway in DeLand.
According to FHP, the 16-year-old driver was traveling northbound on N. Spring Garden Ave. and the 14-year-old was riding in the passenger seat. Troopers said the driver tried to make a U-turn and crossed into the path of a Ford F-150. The truck slammed into the right side of the teen's vehicle.
The teen driver was taken to Halifax Health Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries. His 14-year-old passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the truck and the passenger were also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
The crash remains under investigation.