Police: Texting teen crashes pickup into power pole

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by KTVB.COM and Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on February 17, 2013 at 4:55 PM

EMMETT -- Police say a texting teen driving at about 50 mph failed to negotiate a curve with a speed of 30 mph and hit a power pole.

Idaho State Police say the 17-year-old from Emmett was treated for injuries at the scene and released.

Troopers say the Ford pickup left the road at about 10 p.m. Saturday, hit the pole, and flipped onto its top into some trees off Vanderdasson Road in Emmett.

Police say the teenager was wearing a seatbelt and that air bags in the vehicle deployed. Police cited the teen for reckless driving.

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