Illinois Teen Driver Dies After Car Crashes into House

A teen in Illinois was killed after he lost control of his car and crashed into a house.An Illinois teenager was killed after losing control of a vehicle that then went airborne and crashed into a house, according to published reports.

The victim, 19-year-old Max Dobner, was speeding on Mooseheart Road in Aurora when he blew through a stop sign at an intersection, according to police. The car was sent airborne after hitting a retaining wall and then flew 15 feet in the air before hitting a tree and then the house, police said.

The car slammed into the bedroom of a 2-year-old boy who was in the backyard with his parents at the time of the collision. The force dislodged the motor from the vehicle, which then landed in a bedroom at the back of the house.

"It sounded like an 18-wheeler was in an accident out front," Scott Kettlewell, who lived in the home with his wife, Theresa, and son, Noah, told the Chicago Tribune.

Kettlewell told the newspaper that he and his family do not plan on staying in the home.

Police do not believe that drugs and alcohol were involved in the crash. An investigation into the case is still ongoing.

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Among male drivers between ages 15 and 20 involved in a fatal crash in 2005, 37 percent were speeding at the time of the accident.