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A 17-year-old boy from Mechanicsburg died after a crash Friday evening in Perry County, police reported Wednesday.

State Police at Newport did not name the driver who died.

There were no passengers.

The boy was driving a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta at 9:41 p.m. in the 3000 block of Valley Road in Rye Township, police said.

The Jetta partially left the road at a left curve and hit a downed tree.

The impact caused the Jetta to rotate 90 degrees clockwise, completely leaving the road, hitting a utility pole, and overturning.

It stopped on its roof.

The driver was not wearing a seat belt and suffered fatal injuries, police said.

The Perry County coroner, Shermans Dale Fire and EMS, and Lehman’s Towing assisted at the scene.

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Daniel Walmer covers public safety for The Sentinel. You can reach him by email at dwalmer@cumberlink.com or by phone at 717-218-0021.