Teen dies after losing control of car, hitting tree in Town of Russia

A Poland teen was killed in a crash in the Town of Russia on Monday.

State Police say 18-year-old Alexander D. Batson was driving north on Beecher Road at an unsafe speed when he lost control of the car on a curve and hit a tree, re-entered the road and was unable to gain control, left the road again and hit a second tree.

A passenger in the vehicle was able to walk to a nearby home and call 911, troopers say.

Batson was pronounced dead at the scene.