A Placer County teen died and 4 others were injured after crashing into a tree

A Placer County teen died and 4 others were injured after crashing into a tree

                                        They were trained to navigate the waters of the Gulf.  CHP is investigating a crash that killed a 16-year-old driver and injured 14 passengers in Placer County.  This happened in the Auburn area just after 1:00 a.m. this morning on Foresthill and Mayflower roads.  The CHP says the driver is a 16-year-old boy who lost control at a bend in the road and hit a tree.  He died while his passengers suffered serious injuries.  Officials at this point believe alcohol was a factor.  The PLACER UNION High School District released a statement saying Forest Hill High School is mourning the loss of a student and that three other students from the school were injured.  The school offers additional C lessons
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CHP says 16-year-old boy died and 4 other teens seriously injured in Placer County crash

The CHP says alcohol may have been a factor in the crash

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                A 16-year-old boy died and four other teens were seriously injured early Tuesday morning after a crash in Placer County, officials said.  The California Highway Patrol said alcohol may have been a contributing factor in the crash, which occurred around 1:10 a.m.  On Foresthill Road east of Mayflower Road near the Foresthill area.  CHP said the driver did not turn properly in the road and hit a tree.  He died and his four passengers, aged 16 or 17, were seriously injured.  All five teens are from the Placer County area.  While the CHP is still investigating the incident, it believes alcohol was involved.  According to the Placer Union High School District, the teen who died was a student at Forest Hill High School.  Their full statement is below.  “Foresthill High School, along with the entire Placer Union High School District, mourns the loss of a student as a result of a car accident that occurred in the early morning hours of March 26, 2024. Three other Forest Hill High School students were injured in the accident and are receiving medical care. It is very difficult to address such tragedies, especially when they involve youth. Community resources have been made available to our students and staff, and after spring break, additional counselors, mental health professionals and chaplains will be on site to provide support as long as needed. Please join us to keep students, staff and the community At Foresthill in your thoughts during these difficult times. KCRA 3 for the latest. See more coverage of California's top stories here | Download our app.


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                <strong class="dateline">Foresthill, California –</strong>                                          A 16-year-old boy was killed and four other teens were seriously injured early Tuesday morning after a crash in Placer County, officials said.

The California Highway Patrol said alcohol may have been a contributing factor in the crash, which occurred around 1:10 a.m. on Forest Hill Road east of Mayflower Road near the Forest Hill area.

The CHP said the driver did not turn correctly on the road and crashed into a tree. He died and his four passengers, aged 16 or 17, were seriously injured. All five teens are from the Placer County area.

While the CHP is still investigating the matter, it believes alcohol was involved.

According to the Placer Union High School District, the teen who died was a student at Forest Hill High School. Their full statement is below.

“Foresthill High School, along with the entire Placer Union High School District, mourns the loss of a student as a result of a motor vehicle accident that occurred in the early morning hours of March 26, 2024. Three other Foresthill High School students who were injured in the accident were receiving medical care. It is extremely difficult to process tragedies like this, especially when they involve youth. Community resources have been made available to our students and staff and after spring break, additional counselors, mental health professionals and chaplains will be on site to provide support as long as needed.

Please join us in keeping the students, staff and community at Foresthill in your thoughts during these difficult times.”

No other details were released.

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