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SUV crashes after teen sets driver's armpit hair on fire

Talk about teenagers playing silly pranks.

In this case, the teens were lucky to be alive after the sports utility vehicle (SUV) they were in crashed  because a passenger set the driver's armpit hair on fire.

The accident happened on Sunday.

Ada County Sheriff's Office said the five young people in the Ford Bronco were hurt and received medical treatment.

Two of the passengers, ages 15 and 16, were thrown from the vehicle, but none of the five suffered life-threatening injuries.

Goofing around

A 16-year-old boy was goofing off in the front seat and lit driver Tristian Myers' armpit hair while the 18-year-old was driving.

The crash happened at about 5.30 am, KTVB.com reported.

Deputies cited Myers with inattentive driving, while the 16-year-old was cited for interfering with the driver's safety.

The passenger's name wasn't released.

Deputies also said none of the teens was wearing a seatbelt. There was evidence Myers was driving too fast, USA Today reported.

Driving erratically

Meyers originally told police he swerved to avoid hitting an animal.

A police statement said: "It wasn’t until a short time later, after deputies talked to all the teens, when a different story emerged — that the teens in the front of the car were goofing around prior to the crash."

"There was also evidence Myers was going too fast and driving erratically prior to the crash, which led to citation for inattentive driving."

A court date will be scheduled later.

Sources: USA Today, KTVB.com 

 

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