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Charlottesville teen dies in weekend Fluvanna County crash

(© annette shaff –

Virginia State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on Route 53, west of Merry Oaks Lane, at 12:32 a.m. on Saturday.

A 2007 Mazda 5 was traveling west on Route 53 when it crossed the centerline, overcorrected, ran off the right side of the road, struck a tree and overturned.

A 17-year-old male passenger from Charlottesville was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

The driver, Mary J. Gsell, 21 of Palmyra was uninjured in the crash.

Charges are pending. The crash remains under investigation.