16-year-old killed after being thrown from window of car, 17-year-old driver arrested

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A 16-year-old boy is dead after he was thrown from the window of a car. The 17-year-old driver is suspected of driving drunk. 

It happened Sunday around 11:30 p.m., on Renfro Road, near Madison Michelle Way.

Police said the 16-year-old was hanging out of the passenger car window. He was thrown from the car when the driver made a turn. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The 17-year-old driver is accused of driving drunk. He was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and DUI. He was taken to juvenile hall.

Neither teens name has been released.

If you know anything about this traffic incident, call police at 327-7111.

Editor’s Note: Police previously reported the passenger killed was a 15-year-old boy. They have corrected the age to 16. Our story includes the corrected age.  

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