14-year-old crashes stolen van, 17-year-old passenger killed

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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A 14-year-old male driving a stolen van crashed, killing a 17-year-old passenger on the east side of Cleveland Sunday afternoon, according to police.

It happened at around 5:30 p.m.

Police say the 14-year-old was driving a stolen 2002 Dodge Caravan south on East 30th Street well over the posted speed limit of 35 miles per hour. He failed to stop for a traffic signal at the intersection of Community College Avenue, police say.

The driver of a 2009 Nissan Sentra driving west on Community College Avenue hit the left side of the van. The force of the impact caused the van to spin out of control, hit a steel utility pole and then a steel and glass sign.

A 17-year-old passenger in the van was ejected.

The Sentra continued out of control, hitting a 2016 Jeep Patriot.

The 17-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the stolen vehicle and a second van passenger were taken to the hospital with severe injuries.

The drivers of the other vehicles were either uninjured or declined medical treatment, police say.

There's no word yet on what charges the 14-year-old will face.

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