Jacksonville Teen Dies After Van Hits Home

By: AP
By: AP

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A 17-year-old girl is dead after a van drove through an intersection and crashed into her bedroom.

Jacksonville police say the girl was sleeping early Tuesday when the van struck her family's single-story home.

The Florida Times-Union (http://bit.ly/PovSY1 ) reports the girl was taken to Shands Jacksonville hospital, where she later died. The driver was also taken to the hospital.

Detective Robert Peck told the newspaper investigators will be looking at whether alcohol or speed were factors in the crash.

Police say the roads were not wet at the time of the crash.

No further details were immediately available.

Information from: The Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com

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