A 14-year-old boy died in Oregon after crashing a truck he was driving, authorities said.
Carter Worden of Toledo took his grandparents’ truck for a joyride but swerved over the center line on state highway 229 and hit a tree on the east side of the road, the Oregon State Police said.
A picture from the police shows the truck mangled from the wreck, which took place in the early hours of Aug. 3.
Responding officers found Worden dead at the scene around 2:40 a.m.
The teenager lived with his grandparents, police officers said in a press release obtained by The Oregonian. Worden attended Toledo Jr./Sr. High School.
The school said in a Facebook post that it was open for three hours on Aug. 3 to provide support.
“Boomer Nation, I’m afraid I have some sad news to share with you. Last night we lost a member of the Boomer family, Carter Worden. The school will be open today from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. for any students or community members that may need support as we work through this tragedy,” the school stated.
“TJSHS received permission from the family to release Carter’s name.”
Worden’s family members have not commented on the tragedy as of yet.
A similar incident took place in Oregon, when a Porsche was discovered 27 years after it was reported stolen, crashed on a hill off a forest road.