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Teen killed in single-vehicle crash in Hammonds Plains, N.S.

RCMP say a 17-year-old  boy from Hammonds Plains was killed in the crash on Rochester Drive on Friday.
RCMP say a 17-year-old boy from Hammonds Plains was killed in the crash on Rochester Drive on Friday. Natasha Pace/ Global News

RCMP say the teen was a passenger in the vehicle, which lost control and overturned in a ditch on Rochester Drive.

Global News has confirmed the victim was a Grade 12 student at Charles P. Allen High School in Bedford.

The driver, also a 17-year-old boy, was arrested at the scene for dangerous driving but has not been charged. He is being treated for minor injuries in hospital.

RCMP are on scene in Hammonds Plains and have a section of Rochester Drive blocked off to traffic.
RCMP are on scene in Hammonds Plains and have a section of Rochester Drive blocked off to traffic. Natasha Pace/ Global News

RCMP say they are looking into what may have caused the fatal crash, including if speed was a factor and if seat belts were used.

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Police have a section of the road blocked off as they investigate and plan to hold the scene for much of the day.

With files from Natasha Pace