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7-year-old boy killed after ejected from minivan in crash

November 27, 2018

GORST, Wash. (AP) — A 7-year-old boy who wasn’t wearing a seatbelt was killed when he was ejected from a minivan as it crashed on a rain-slickened SR-16 near Gorst, Washington.

KOMO-TV reports the car hydroplaned and lost control and hit the guardrail Monday night.

Trooper Chelsea Hodgson says the vehicle was going too fast in the rainy conditions and lost control.

Troopers say the 7-year-old was sitting in the third row seat and wasn’t buckled in at the time of the crash.

The impact sent him out the right rear window and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Four other children in the minivan, ranging from ages 6 to 12, were not injured, nor were the man and woman in the front seats.

All six were listed as wearing seat belts.

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Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/

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