Teen driver dies after crashing into tree off SW Allen Co. road

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – One of two teens injured in a crash off Aboite Road Thursday afternoon has died.

Around 1:45 p.m., crews were sent to the 9000 block of Aboite Road on reports of a crash. Crews said that a car went off the road and hit a tree.

Two teenagers were inside the car at the time.

One of the teenagers had to extricated and was taken to a local hospital in critical condition. He died there.

He was identified as Isaac David Jernigan, 18, of Roanoke. An autopsy found the teen died of blunt force injuries due to a motor vehicle crash and his death was ruled accidental.

Police said the other teen was listed in serious condition.

Aboite Road was closed near Ernst Road.

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