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One Killed, 2 Hurt At ‘Monster Truck’ Show

From Staff And Wire Reports

A big-wheeled truck that flipped in Coeur d’Alene a week ago hit a fence and overturned during a “monster truck” show, killing a teenager on the sidelines and injuring two others.

About 2,000 people were watching Friday when the pickup, mounted on 68-inch tires, raced into the arena at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds.

After bounding into the air over two mounds of dirt, the truck crashed into a fence and overturned. Several young motorcyclists were behind the fence, and the truck struck three of them, pinning one to the ground.

Riley Jo Monroe, 14, was pronounced dead at Bingham Memorial Hospital. Two other youths were taken there for treatment of unspecified injuries.

The truck driver was in stable condition Saturday at Bannock Regional Medical Center in Pocatello, officials said.

Linda Beckley of Chequered Flag Promotions, which runs the show, said the same truck overturned a week earlier in Coeur d’Alene. No serious injuries were reported.

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