Boy, 14, Dies In Crash After Taking Family Car On Joyride

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (October 30, 2013) A 14-year-old boy who took a family car without permission was killed and two other children were injured in a rollover accident in Arizona, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office said.

The 14-year-old wasn't wearing a seatbelt and was ejected when the vehicle rolled Monday evening near Casa Grande, Ariz., about 50 miles south of Phoenix.

The boy's 9-year-old brother and a 13-year-old female cousin were also in the car.

The both suffered serious injuries and were taken to a hospital.

Sheriff's spokesman Tim Gaffney said he's awaiting a report from investigators and couldn't immediately say whether the children were related.

Sheriff Paul Babeu said the car rolled several times after the boy lost control of the vehicle.

Babeu said the teenager took the family car and that his lack of driving experience caused the crash.

Arizona issues driving permits starting at 15.5 years and licenses at 16 years.


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