Teen dies after being thrown from truck bed during crash

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MARION COUNTY, Fla. - Florida Highway Patrol troopers said a 17-year-old was killed when he was thrown from the bed of a pickup truck during a crash Friday evening.

The crash happened around 5:00 p.m. at a Walmart entrance and exit near SW 95th Circle and SW 93rd Court Road in Ocala.

Troopers said Christine Hill, 49, was traveling northbound on SW 95th Circle in a Ford pickup truck.

According to investigators, Kyle Lay was riding in the bed of the pickup truck at the time.

Joseph Minieri, 75, drove his Chevy Equinox across SW 95th Circle in an attempt to travel eastbound on SW 93rd Court Road, investigators said.

According to FHP, Minieri failed to observe the oncoming pickup truck. The front of the Chevy crashed into the side of the pickup truck.

Lay was from thrown from the bed of the truck and into a tree during the crash. He was rushed to Ocala Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Hill and Minieri were not seriously injured.

Troopers said Minieri is facing charges stemming from the crash.