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15-year-old driver rolls car off embankment with second teen in trunk

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LEWISTON, Idaho -

Lewiston Police say two teens were hurt in a crash on Prospect Avenue Monday afternoon.

The crash happened around 2:30 p.m. A car was reported to have driven off the embankment on Prospect Avenue and came to rest behind the Opportunities Unlimited thrift store.

Emergency responders found a 2014 Dodge Charger laying up against the concrete retaining wall to the thrift store. The 15-year-old driver was able to free himself from the car. Another 15-year-old was found trapped in the car's trunk. Firefighters arrived on the scene and were able to free the teen from the trunk. Both teenagers were treated for injuries, but those injuries were not life-threatening.

Investigators collected evidence at the scene of the crash and believe the car was headed west on 4th Ave and ran a stop sign at Prospect Ave, down a steep embankment on the west side of Prospect Ave. The car rolled down the embankment about 150 feet, before it stopped at the retaining wall at the thrift shop. 

The teen in the trunk was laying down at the time. Police say the driver was aware of the person in the trunk at the time, but say there was no specific reason given as to why the passenger was in the trunk.

The driver was cited for reckless driving.

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