Idaho teen killed, another hurt in crash near Idaho/Oregon border
Interstate 84, OREGON (KBOI) - Oregon State Police is investigating a fatal crash that claimed the life of an Idaho teen and injured another.
The crash happened on I-84 just west of the Oregon/Idaho border just before 2:00 a.m. Police say 17-year-old Ryan Ronald Rule, of Fruitland, was driving east on I-84 in a Ford F150 in the right lane passing a Pontiac Grand Am when his car collided into the Pontiac's right side.
Both drivers lost control, and officers say Rule's pickup rolled several times across westbound traffic before landing on its side on a grassy embankment.
According to police, Rule was ejected from the car and died on the scene. His passenger, 17-year-old Robyn C. King, of Payette, was taken to an Ontario hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Police believe speed may have been a factor in the crash, and say Rule and king were not wearing their seat belts.
The Pontiac, driven by Jusus A. Ornelas, of New Plymouth, spun around but stayed on the eastbound shoulder. The four men inside were not hurt.
The Ontario Police Department, Ontario Fire and Rescue, Treasure Valley Paramedics, and ODOT also responded to the scene.
Westbound lanes along I-84 near milepost 3 were closed for about six hours this morning. Idaho State Police also closed eastbound lanes for two hours. The scene was cleared by 8:00 a.m. Sunday.
Police say the names of the drivers and passengers involved in the crash later this afternoon. Stay with KBOI for updates on this story.