- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 18, 2014

A car full of teenagers crashed in Idaho after one of its passengers lit the driver’s armpit hair on fire as a joke.

All five were injured after their Ford Bronco flipped early Sunday outside Boise.

Tristan Myers, 18, was driving when his front-seat passenger, a 16-year-old boy, set Mr. Myers’ armpit hair on fire with a lighter, a local NBC affiliate reported.

The driver initially told police that he swerved to avoid an animal in the road, but the truth emerged after deputies talked to all of the teens, the station said.

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

Deputies cited Myers with inattentive driving, while the 16-year-old was cited for interfering with the driver’s safe operation of a vehicle. The passenger’s name wasn’t released.

Deputies also said none of the teens wore a seatbelt, and there was evidence Myers was driving too fast, AP reported.

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