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Va. teen killed in crash trying to let police pass

Tuesday - 9/25/2012, 12:59pm  ET

PRINCE GEORGE, Va. - Police say a Prince George County student was trying to let a police car pass when his vehicle ran off the road and went into a body of water.

Virginia State Police say 17-year-old Marvin Massenburg was killed in the accident Tuesday morning on Courthouse Road.

State police tell media outlets that a Prince George officer was responding to what turned out to be a false alarm when Massenburg tried to pull his vehicle over to let the police car pass. Massenburg's vehicle went down into a ravine and became partially submerged in the water.

The officer saw the accident, stopped and tried to rescue Massenburg. The Prince George High School student was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is continuing.


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