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14-year-old driver hits house with 3-year-old in car

CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. -- Police are investigating into how a 14-year-old boy got the keys to a car Friday night.

A 14-year-old driver was behind the wheel with a 3-year-old passenger in the front seat without a car seat.

According to police, the teen was driving the Dodge Neon on SR 219 in Bell Township, Clearfield County.

The vehicle was approaching the intersection of SR 36 and 219, and negotiated a left curve in the roadway at a high rate of speed.

Police said the vehicle then began to fishtail and traveled to the west side of the road, and struck a grass embankment.

The impact with the embankment caused the vehicle to go airborne.

Police said the vehicle then traveled approximately 15 feet through the air before striking a porch, then the side of a house.

The vehicle rolled over and came to a rest on the drivers side of the car.

The two boys were taken to Punxsutawney Hospital for treatment but did not appear to be hurt.

Police said an occupant inside the house was struck with debris from the crash and was was also taken to Punxsutawney Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

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Edgar Snyder

Washington Times