STOCKTON (CBS13) – Police are investigating a crash in Stockton that claimed the life of a teenager.

It happened shortly before 3 a.m. Saturday. Officials say that a vehicle was headed southbound on Interstate 5 toward Hammer Lane when the car began to drift into the shoulder for an unknown reason.

The car soon crashed into a tree. A 17-year-old Stockton boy who was in the car as a passenger was ejected from the car in the crash.

The 17-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver sustained major injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. California Highway Patrol has not released the identity of either person.

At this time, authorities do not believe drugs or alcohol played a factor in the crash.


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