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Coeur d’Alene car crash breaks car in half, injures teen

UPDATED: Sat., June 27, 2020

Kootenai County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a report that a car was broken into two pieces around 5 a.m. Friday morning.  (Courtesy of Kootenai County Sheriff's Office)
Kootenai County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a report that a car was broken into two pieces around 5 a.m. Friday morning. (Courtesy of Kootenai County Sheriff's Office)

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office and Worley Fire responded around 5 a.m. Friday to a report that a crash  left a car in the roadway, cut into two pieces, according to a news release.

The sole occupant, a 17-year-old male, was reported to be barely conscious.

At the scene around the area of Loffs Bay Road and Mylonite Drive, deputies found the vehicle severed in half and the driver outside the vehicle. Medics transported him to Kootenai Health for serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Alcohol may have been a factor and excessive speed was likely a major contributor to the crash, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Investigation Team.

There will be extra patrols throughout Kootenai County aimed at curbing aggressive and impaired driving surrounding Fourth of July celebrations.

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