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Ohio teen dies after being ejected from bed of pickup truck

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the Wooster Post is investigating after a teen was thrown off the bed of a truck he was riding in on Saturday night.

Troopers responded to State Route 226 south of McFadden Road around 11 p.m.

According to the Highway Patrol, a 19-year-old woman was driving a 2000 Dodge Ram pickup truck eastbound on Shreve Road (State Route 226) with three passengers: an 18-year-old woman in the passenger seat, a 20-year-old man in the truck bed, and the 17-year-old boy.

According to the highway patrol, the driver failed to negotiate a curve.

The 17-year-old in the bed of the pickup was thrown and killed. He has not been identified.

It is unknown if alcohol or drugs are a factor in the crash, according to a press release.

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