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MORRIS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A teenager was injured Saturday afternoon after his car “exploded” in a crash in Washington County.

The Observer-Reporter says a 16-year-old boy from Greene County was driving south on Route 18 in Morris Township when he went off the road and crashed into a tree.

Morris Fire Chief Dave Dietrich told the Observer-Reporter that the boy’s car “exploded into pieces with the motor and transmission tearing out of the car.”

(Photo Credit: Observer-Reporter)

Passersby helped the boy get out of the vehicle and he was conscious when firefighters arrived. He was taken to a Pittsburgh-area hospital for treatment.

Speed is believed to have been a factor in the crash.

State police are investigating.