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Update: Helicopter takes teen driver to trauma center

A 16-year-old was being put on a LifeFlight helicopter Wednesday after his car apparently rolled and hit a tree, trapping him in the vehicle, an official said.

The late-afternoon crash on County Farm Road occurred between Landon and Deherde roads, Sheriff’s Maj. Tom Clifford said.

It appeared the 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt overturned before it struck a tree, Clifford said.

“The roof completely caved in on top of the driver,” he said.

The Jaws of Life were used to remove the teen from the car.

The teen was alone in the car.

A helicopter landed in the middle of the road shortly after 5 p.m. The teen was being flown to the University of South Alabama Medical Center, Clifford said.

“He’s alert and talking to them at the scene,” he said. “I’d say he’s in stable condition.”

The driver’s name was not released.

The crash is under investigation.

Deputies expected to reopen that section of County Farm by about 6:15 p.m. A section of the road around the crash site had been closed more than an hour.

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