Teens injured in Highway 41 crash
(Photo courtesy IDAHO STATE POLICE/FILE)
Four teens were injured, some seriously, in a single vehicle collision Thursday morning south of Oldtown.
The accident, which occurred about 10:26 a.m. near milepost 34.7 on Highway 41, blocked the roadway for about 90 minutes, Idaho State Police said in a press release.
ISP officials said the accident occurred when a southbound 1995 Chevrolet Tahoe, driven by a 17-year-old male, left Highway 41 off the west shoulder. The vehicle re-entered the roadway, lost control, and overturned before again leaving the roadway off the west shoulder before coming to a final rest.
The driver was wearing a seatbelt and sustained minor injuries. A 17-year-old male passenger sustained unknown injuries and was airlifted by Life Flight to Sacred Heart for treatment. ISP said it is unknown if the youth was wearing a seatbelt.
A 16-year-old female passenger was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle and sustained serious injuries. In addition, a 15-year-old female passenger was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected and sustained non-life threatening injuries.
Notifications to family have been made.
Alcohol was a factor in the crash and the incident remains under investigation.