POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, Okla. – A teen was taken to the hospital in critical condition after a crash in Pottawatomie County.
It happened Friday just after noon near Earlsboro, Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the 16-year-old driver, along with his 15-year-old male passenger, was driving northbound on State Highway 9A behind a 45-year-old driver in a 2015 Peterbilt.
OHP says the 45-year-old driver was turning eastbound onto Ruben Rivers Road and was hit by the 16-year-old driver from behind.
The 16-year-old was flown to the hospital in critical condition.
His passenger and the 45-year-old driver were not injured.
OHP says the 16-year-old driver was not wearing his seatbelt.
The cause of the collision was determined as “following too close.”