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Police: Teen driver fell asleep at wheel, crashed into 14-year-old

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CASTLE ROCK, WA (KPTV) -

A 16-year-old driver in Castle Rock fell asleep at the wheel, veered off the road and crashed into another teenage boy who was walking on the shoulder of the road Saturday afternoon.

Castle Rock police said the 16-year-old was driving a Dodge Caravan in the 1000 block of Mt. St. Helens Way when he apparently fell asleep.

Officers said the 14-year-old was walking with a female juvenile who narrowly missed being struck and wasn't injured.

The 14-year-old boy's injuries were serious. He sustained injuries to his head and face, and a LifeFlight helicopter rushed him to Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. His current condition is unknown and police haven't released his name.

The driver of the van suffered only minor scrapes. There's no word yet on whether he'll face any sort of criminal charge.

Castle Rock police said they're still investigating the collision with the help of Washington State Patrol.

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