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Teen Thrown From Open SUV Window In Route 40 Crash

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UNIONTOWN (KDKA) — A Fayette County teenager is in the hospital after being thrown from the window of an SUV during a one-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon along Route 40.

The accident happened around 1:20 p.m. in South Union Township.

State police say two teenagers, both 17, the driver from Farmington and the passenger from Lemont Furnace, were in the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox when it crashed.

According to police, the driver lost control on a right-hand curve and the SUV then slammed into the concrete divider.

The passenger, who state police say was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the open rear passenger window and into the opposing lanes of traffic.

The victim was flown by medical helicopter to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia, for treatment.

There’s no word on that person’s condition.

State police say charges could be pending further investigation.

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