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Teen Ejected From Car During 1-Car Crash In Center City

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By Steve Beck

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A teen driver was critically injured after being ejected during a one-car crash in Center City early Thursday morning.

The accident happened at about 2:20 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of the Vine Street Expressway near the exit for 8th Street.

According to investigators, 19-year-old Ian Leslie McClelland, of Philadelphia, was traveling at a high rate of speed when his 2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor struck a concrete barrier.

After striking the barrier, the car rolled over and McClelland was ejected. McClelland was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital with critical injuries.

The road was closed for over an hour as authorities investigated the crash and crews cleaned up the scene.