Idaho

Moose head smashes through Cadillac driven by boy, 14

A 14-year-old motorist crashed into a moose on Interstate 90 in Shoshone County, Idaho, on Saturday, sending the animal’s head into the vehicle.

The 9:13 p.m. crash at milepost 40.8 injured four passengers, including two 5-year-olds who were not in safety seats, according to the Idaho State Police.

Driver Ryan L. Comesatnight was not injured when the 1993 Cadillac Deville he was driving struck a moose near Cataldo, nor was passenger Martin L. Tellesch, 45.

According to a police news release, “Comesatnight attempted to avoid the collision and struck the moose, causing the head of the animal to enter the passenger compartment of the vehicle.”

April D. Deroche, 43; Danielle M. Comesatnight, 26; Dustin Choate, 5; and Elgin Choate, 5, were taken to a hospital with injuries.

All are from Great Falls, Mont.



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