The coroner says he wasn't wearing a seatbelt and speed is considered to be a factor.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

KITTANNING, Pa. (KDKA) – A 17-year-old boy was killed in a crash in Armstrong County Thursday afternoon.

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The coroner says Brandon Michael Becket from McGrann was traveling north on Route 66 when he veered off the road and hit an embankment around 2:30 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head and chest.

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He wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, the coroner says, and speed is considered to be a factor.