Christopher Crook got a 2008 Kia Spectra as an early high school graduation present.
It sat wrecked in the middle of U.S. 521 on Wednesday.
Crook, a senior at Parkwood High School in bordering Union County, was driving to Pizza Hut in Lancaster during a lunch break from final exams when the accident occurred.
As he drove west from Craig Manor Road across U.S. 521, he collided with a 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier that was trying to make a left turn onto U.S. 521 from Hubbard Drive – the opposite direction. The accident happened about 1:30 p.m.