Authorities identify teenager killed in Friday crash near Florence

Sumner was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash

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South Dakota Highway Patrol (Republic file photo)

FLORENCE — A teenager has been identified as the person who died Friday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash south of Florence.

Shortly after 3 p.m. on Nov. 26, Taryn Sumner, 16, of Florence, was driving a 2006 Chevy Impala westbound on 165th Street, approximately 5.5 miles south of Florence, when it crossed the center line, went into the south ditch and rolled.

Sumner, the lone occupant of the vehicle, was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.

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