July 9, 2012 in City
In brief: Two teens killed dirt-biking
HELENA – Authorities say two western Montana teenagers were killed in a dirt-biking accident on U.S. Highway 12 east of Elliston.
A third teenager, 14-year-old Whitney Laine, remained in stable condition at a Missoula hospital following the accident late Thursday. Authorities say 14-year-old Cheyanna Harbour and 15-year-old Jory Thomas died at the scene.
According to the Montana Highway Patrol, Harbour was driving one of the dirt bikes while Laine was driving the other, with Thomas as a passenger. Authorities say both dirt bikes were headed east on Highway 12 when they collided and overturned.
Trooper James Handy said the deaths of Harbour and Thomas were caused by blunt force trauma.
Authorities say none of the teenagers were wearing helmets. The accident remains under investigation.
Man hurt when meter explodes
SEATTLE – Seattle police say a man was injured when an explosive device attached to a parking pay station blew up as he walked by.
Police said on its website that it appears to be an “act of vandalism gone awry.” Members of the police arson and bomb team processed the scene early Sunday after hospital staff who treated the man notified police.
The man told police he was walking with a friend in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle just after midnight Saturday when they heard an explosion. He said he was struck in the arm and was bleeding. Police said his injuries aren’t life-threatening.