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October 25, 2011 at 7:50 PM

Teen killed in crash near Marysville identified

The high school student killed in a car crash near Marysville was identified Tuesday at Juan Mendoza, 16.

Mendoza died at the scene from injuries to the head after the Honda Civic he was driving crashed into a tree in the 8100 block of 10th Street Northeast, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office said.

Mendoza was a junior at Bio Med Academy at Marysville Getchell High School.  He had played on the varsity soccer team and was on the school cross-country team, according to The (Everett) Herald.

Two passengers -– also students — were injured in the crash and taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.  One is in critical condition; the other suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries.  Speed is believed to have been  be a factor in the crash, according to Rebecca Hover, spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office.

All three students were on their way to a cross-country practice, The Herald reported. Counselors were available Tuesday at Marysville Getchell and Marysville Pilchuk high schools.

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