A 14-year-old boy was killed in the crash of a pickup truck that also injured three others.

Where Was the Crash?

The crash on Dudley Brook Road in St. Albans was reported just after 2:00 Friday afternoon. Somerset County Sheriff's deputies found four teenagers with a pickup truck. Two were in the cab and two had been riding in the bed of the truck.

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How Did It Happen?

An investigation into the circumstances of the crash determined that the 18-year-old male driver had lost control of the vehicle, which traveled off the roadway, and struck a tree. WGME-TV reports a 14-year-old boy from St. Albans, who had been riding in the bed of the truck, was taken by ambulance to a Pittsfield hospital, where he died from injuries he sustained in the crash.

The driver and the other two passengers were taken by a private vehicle to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. None of the occupants' names have been released.

Were There Any Contributing Factors?

Officials say excessive speed appears to have been a factor in the crash. None of the occupants were wearing seatbelts.

We'll update this story as more details become available.

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