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Whitney teen killed in motorcycle crash

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Emergency crews are parked at the scene of a fatal crash in Spartanburg County. (May 24, 2012/FOX Carolina) Emergency crews are parked at the scene of a fatal crash in Spartanburg County. (May 24, 2012/FOX Carolina)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A Whitney teenager was killed in a motorcycle crash near his Spartanburg County home Thursday afternoon.

The single-vehicle crash happened about 1 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 221 and Barnwell Road.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol said a motorcycle was traveling south on Highway 221 when the driver, identified by the Spartanburg County Coroner's Office as 16-year-old Jonah Cantrell, ran off the right side of the road, hit a curb, collided with a concrete wall and was thrown from the motorcycle.

Cantrell was taken to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, where he later died.

The coroner's office said the crash happened about a block away from Cantrell's home.

Cantrell was not wearing a helmet, troopers said.

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