14-year-old Albion boy dies after crashing car

Posted May 18, 2012, at 1:52 p.m.

ALBION, Maine — A local teenager was killed Thursday afternoon when the car he was driving overturned, according to police.

Ethan Evers, 14, of Albion was not wearing a seat belt when the car overturned on a dirt section of Barnes Road, Department of Public Safety Spokesman Stephen McCausland said in a statement.

Evers was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene, McCausland said.

Three other teens who were in the car, ages 15, 16 and 17, all from Albion, escaped serious injury, McCausland said.

Evers did not have a driver’s license and was not the car’s original driver. McCausland said he had asked one of the teens who was driving if he could have a turn at the wheel, and the older boy obliged.

The names of the other boys are being withheld as troopers investigate and determine whether any of them will face charges for allowing Evers to drive.

Teenagers between the ages of 15 and 18 must complete a driver’s education course and have several hours of supervised driving before they are issued a license.

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