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Emmaus Teen Killed in Car Crash

A 14-year-old female passenger who suffered mild injuries was also taken to the hospital.

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State police at Fogelsville are investigating a fatal Saturday morning crash in Upper Milford Township that killed a 16-year-old Emmaus male and injured a 14-year old female.

The state police report said the 16-year-old was driving a 2004 Jeep Liberty southbound at 5:45 a.m. at a high rate of speed on TollGate Road while going over the crest of hill.

Police said the 16-year-old lost control of the vehicle and struck a telephone pole in front of 6724 TollGate Rd.

Both the driver and passenger, who were not wearing seatbelts according to the police report, were ejected from the vehicle before it overturned and subsequently burst into flames.

The unidentified female passenger was transported by ambulance to Lehigh Valley Hospital with moderate injuries, police said.

 A WFMZ.com report identified the victim as Matthew Hoffman, 16, of Emmaus, quoting Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grimm.

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said an autopsy has been scheduled for Monday.

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