An 18-year-old driver was cited for failure to maintain his lane after a rollover crash in Eagle on Tuesday morning, according to a spokesman for the Ada County Sheriff’s Office.
Chase Manning was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries, which were not believed to be life-threatening.
Initial reports from the Sheriff’s Office were that Manning was ejected in the crash, but investigators later determined that he crawled out of the Lincoln Continental before paramedics arrived. There were no passengers in the vehicle.
The crash occurred at Floating Feather Road near Ballantyne Lane at about 10 a.m. Tuesday. They found a vehicle on its top, and the driver in the road.
Witnesses told investigators that the car was traveling east on Floating Feather and went off the south side of the road, and then overcorrected and lost control of the car. The car flipped and came to rest on the north side of the road.
“It’s unclear if the driver was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash,” Patrick Orr, the Sheriff’s Office’s spokesman, told the Statesman.
Some local roads were snowy and icy Tuesday morning after an overnight storm, but Orr said road conditions do not appear to have been a factor.