The Idaho teenager who disappeared following his prom—and was later charged with running away from home—died in a car crash Wednesday, bringing a sad end to a week of headlines. 

KBOI reports the driver of a Chevy Tahoe was speeding when he lost control of the car and rolled it down a small embankment. The driver had to be extracted from the car, according to the Spokesman-Review

The driver was identified as 17-year-old Kristian Perez, whose death was confirmed by a nurse at an area hospital. Deputies say Perez had taken his parents' Tahoe without permission. Deputies had been called regarding a possibly suicidal person prior to the crash.

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Photo: Orofino Police Department