Teenage driver killed in midnight crash Sunday, Lakewood police say

A teenage driver died Sunday after crashing through several fences and yards, eventually hitting the side of a house in Lakewood, police said.

Just after midnight Sunday morning, officers responded to reports of a crash in the area of South Jellison Court and West Kentucky Drive, according to a news release from the Lakewood Police Department.

When officers arrived, they found the 17-year-old driver dead on the scene, the release stated.

No one was home at the time of the crash, and investigators do not believe anyone else was inside the vehicle. No other injuries have been reported.

According to the release, the collision is under investigation, and officers are attempting to determine if speed, alcohol or drugs were contributing factors.

This is a developing story.

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