Teen dies in car accident on I-15 North

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A 17-year-old boy died today when the sedan he was driving went off the I-15 North freeway and crashed into a tree, the North County Fire Protection District said.

The boy was declared dead at the scene and his male passenger was taken by Mercy Air helicopter to Palomar Hospital with moderate injuries, said the fire district’s Public Information Officer John Choi.

The accident happened in the Fallbrook area at 12:41 p.m. Sunday and the freeway was shut down by the California Highway Patrol to allow the helicopter to land on the freeway and then carry the injured passenger to the hospital.

Traffic on the freeway resumed at 1:30 p.m.

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