Teen killed in late-night wreck on Highway 174 | TheUnion.com

Teen killed in late-night wreck on Highway 174

Teen killed in

late-night wreck

An 18-year-old girl died after a solo-vehicle accident late Thursday night, the California Highway Patrol said.

LeeAnn Hunt, whose vehicle registration indicated she lived in Nevada City, crashed after 11 p.m. while driving a 2002 Honda Accord southbound on Highway 174, just south of Greenhorn Access Road, Officer Mike Steele said.

Hunt allowed the car to drift off the right shoulder and over-corrected to the left, crossing the northbound lane and hitting a large tree. The car then rotated to the northeast and came to rest down a slight embankment, Steele said.

Hunt, who was wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene. It is not know whether alcohol or drugs were a factor, pending autopsy and toxicology results, Steele said.

— Liz Kellar, staff writer

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