GLASSCOCK COUNTY, Texas (Nexstar)- A 16-year-old boy from Garden City has died following a single car rollover crash, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Around 5:17 p.m. on January 5, troopers responded to Ranch Road 33, two miles north of Garden City to investigate. At the scene, troopers found a wrecked 2007 Toyota Tundra. 

Investigators said the unnamed teen had been traveling northbound on Ranch Road 33 when his vehicle left the roadway and veered to the right. The teen then veered back across the left side of the road, struck a fence, and rolled. The teen, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected during the crash, and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Glasscock County ISD released the following statement after learning of the teen’s death:

“The Glasscock County ISD family and community is mourning the loss of a high school junior who passed away last night in a car accident (January 5th, 2022). Our prayers and condolences go out to the family, the students, our staff and the entire BearKat Community. In response to the tragedy, the Glasscock County leadership team, along with Region 18`s crisis response team, met with staff early this morning to make them aware of this loss and to provide them with support, direction and resources for supporting the student through the school day. The team of councilors and crisis response experts are at GCISD all day to support both student and staff needs as they arise as a result of this devastating loss. If anyone needs support, please don`t hesitate to call, or message us so we can provide support. Out of respect for the family, GCISD will not comment further on the accident. Thank you for keeping these students and their families in your thoughts and prayers.”