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Driver Killed in Lafayette Crash Was Danville Teen

The driver's name has not yet been released. The collision occurred this morning around 11 a.m. on State Highway 24 near the Pleasant Hill exit.

By Bay City News—

A 17-year-old Danville boy was killed in a solo car crash on state Highway 24 in Lafayette this morning, a fire captain said.

The crash occurred just after 11 a.m. on eastbound Highway 24 near the Pleasant Hill Road exit.

[Related article: One Killed in Solo-Vehicle Crash on State Highway 24]

Witnesses told the California Highway Patrol that the driver of the vehicle was speeding before the car went off of the roadway and struck a tree, a CHP officer said.

The teen, who was alone in the car, appears to have died on impact, according to Capt. Robert Marshall of the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.

Emergency responders searched for additional victims but found none, Marshall said.

The far right lane of the highway was blocked by emergency vehicles until about 2:30 p.m., according to the CHP.

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