Four North Idaho teenagers were injured Sunday when their car ran off St. Joe River Road near St. Maries, according to the Idaho State Police. A 1997 Toyota 4-Runner driven by 18-year-old Madison M. Donovan, of Hayden, was traveling west when it missed a curve shortly after noon. The car traveled more than 240 feet before hitting two large rocks, and then tumbled another 40 feet through the air, the ISP reported.
Two passengers, identified as 18-year-old Brent R. Wickham, of Hayden, and 17-year-old Taylor J. Neumann, of Coeur d’Alene, were ejected from the car. A third passenger, 18-year-old Jesse C. Riendeau, of Coeur d’Alene, was the only person in the car wearing a seat belt, the ISP said. All were taken to Benewah Community Hospital.
The ISP reported that alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.