13-year-old crashes, dies during driving lesson

May 11, 2015 2:54 PM by News Staff

WOODLAND, Calif. (AP) - The California Highway Patrol says a 13-year-old boy receiving a driving lesson from his father was killed when the vehicle struck a drainage ditch.

The crash on Friday night near Woodland also left the 46-year-old father with major injuries. Woodland is about 15 miles northwest of Sacramento.

The CHP says the boy was traveling around 55 mph when he drifted off a county road. He steered sharply to the left twice - the second time after his father steered to the right - and crashed. The vehicle flipped over and came to rest on its roof.

The CHP says both father and son were wearing seatbelts, and alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

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