March 19, 1997 in City

Six Teenagers Hurt In Pickup Accident

From Staff And Wire Reports

Six Spokane teenagers were injured Monday when one of them wrecked his pickup truck near Upriver Dam. A seventh passenger wasn’t hurt.

The crash occurred about 2:40 p.m. near Upriver Drive and Frederick Avenue, the Washington State Patrol reported.

Jeremy Claggett, 18, was driving a 1969 Ford west on Upriver when he lost control while turning onto Frederick, troopers said. The truck flipped onto its side and hit a power pole.

Hospitalized were Claggett, with back injuries; Cortez Couch, 19, with a sore neck; Ryan Drake, 17, with a broken left arm and a concussion; and Patrick King, 18, with muscle strains.

John Mooris and Craig Green, both 16, were only slightly hurt and were treated at the scene. Damien Lynd, 18, was not injured.

, DataTimes

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