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Impaired Florida teen in BMW causes crash that kills 6, reports say

The 17-year-old driver had only minor injuries after he crashed into a Nissan Rogue at a high speed, killing six people in that vehicle, police said.
A teenager who was driving under the influence of either drugs or alcohol crashed into another vehicle at “a high rate of speed,” killing six people in Palm Beach County, officials said.
A teenager who was driving under the influence of either drugs or alcohol crashed into another vehicle at “a high rate of speed,” killing six people in Palm Beach County, officials said. [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE and LUIS SANTANA | Times ]
Published Jan. 28|Updated Jan. 28

DELRAY BEACH — A teenager who was driving under the influence of either drugs or alcohol crashed into another vehicle at “a high rate of speed,” killing six people in Palm Beach County, officials said.

The 17-year-old driver suffered minor injuries in the crash late Thursday near Delray Beach, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s incident report.

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The teenager, who is from nearby Wellington, was driving a 2019 BMW when he crashed into a Nissan Rogue carrying six people around 11 p.m.

The impact caused the Nissan flip over in the median and roll until it landed upside down, the report said.

Sheriff’s officials said five people in the Nissan died at the scene and the sixth died a short time later at a hospital.

Related: Driver killed after crashing into two vehicles while changing lanes on I-4

The names of the victims have not been released.

An investigation is continuing.

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