A Naples teenager died Saturday after his Jeep veered off Vineyards Boulevard the previous night and crashed into some trees, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The accident happened at 8:20 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Vineyards and Napa Boulevard in Naples.
The 16-year-old was driving north on Vineyards Boulevard in a Jeep Cherokee, an FHP news release said. He was wearing a seatbelt.
The Jeep traveled off the road, across the median and into two trees. The driver – whose name wasn’t released – suffered critical injuries and was transported to a local hospital. He was pronounced dead Saturday.
The crash remains under investigation.
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