UPDATE: Juvenile Facing Felony Eluding after Crash in Shoshone
SHOSHONE, Idaho (KLIX)-A pursuit of a stolen van ended when the juvenile driver lost control and struck another vehicle Tuesday afternoon near Shoshone. According to the Blaine County Sheriff's Office, a deputy attempted to stop the minivan in Carey at around 3:50 p.m. but, the driver sped off towards Shoshone on U.S. 93/26 reaching speeds of 100 mph at times. The van went through a busy construction zone nearly missing workers. The van went into oncoming traffic and went through the community of Richfield well over the speed limit. According to the Blaine County Sheriff's Office, once the pursuit got close to Shoshone a Lincoln County Deputy took over the lead. As the van entered Shoshone, the 17-year-old alleged driver lost control, went airborne over the railroad tracks and struck a Ford pickup pulling a stock trailer. A 31-year-old Rupert man was injured and had to be flown by helicopter to a Boise hospital. A passenger in the Ford had to be taken to a local hospital. The Blaine County Sheriff's Office said a 14-year-old female passenger in the van had to be treated at the scene and later taken to a local hospital. The 17-year-old driver of the van was charged with felony eluding a police officer and felony possession of a stolen vehicle. The van was reported stollen out of Pocatello. The juvenile is in custody at the Snake River Detention Center in Twin Falls.