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Identity of Burney teen killed in crash released

By Chelsea KAY, @ChelseaKayTv
Published On: Jun 17 2013 03:17:49 PM CDT
BURNEY, Calif. -

The name of the Burney teenager killed in a crash has been released.

The Shasta County Coroner's Office said it was 17-year-old Jeffery Berlt that crashed into a tree on Highway 299E. 

It happened just before 1 a.m. on Saturday at Vallejo St. in Johnson Park.

Investigators told us Berlt was driving a white Tahoe eastbound on Highway 299 when the vehicle drifted onto the north shoulder, traveled down an embankment and hit a tree.

He was taken to Mayers Memorial Hospital with major injuries, and later died.