North Idaho

Boy, 14, crashes car into moose near Cataldo

CATALDO, ID - Four people were injured in a crash between a car and a moose on I-90 near Cataldo, Idaho and Idaho State Police say a 14-year-old boy was at the wheel.

The crash happened just after 9 p.m. in the westbound lanes of I-90. The driver of the Cadillac Deville, a 14-year-old boy, swerved to avoid hitting a moose in the road. According to ISP's press release, this caused the head of the animal to enter the passenger compartment of the vehicle.

There were five other people in the car including 43-year-old April Deroche, 45-year-old Martin Tellesch, 26-year-old Danielle Comesatnight and two five-year-old children.

According to the Shoshone Medical Center, four of the passengers were taken in for treatment and all but one were released. The condition of the person who remains hospitalized is unknown.

ISP did not say why the 14-year-old was driving the vehicle or if he or any of the passengers will face charges.