Four in Hospital after Clark County ATV Crash

(Clark County Sheriff's Office)
(Clark County Sheriff's Office)
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Updated: 8/31/2013 9:29 pm

The Clark County Sheriff's Office had a host of agencies responding early Friday morning for an ATV that rolled in the mountains near West Dry Creek.

Sheriff Bart May says a two seat side-by-side was carrying more passengers that it had seats for. The driver caught the edge of a roadway that sent the ATV down a 30 foot embankment.

Clark County Sheriff, Clark County Search and Rescue, Clark County Ambulance, Mud Lake Ambulance as well as helicopters from Pocatello and Idaho Falls all responded to the scene about 20 miles northwest of Dubois.

There were four people involved. Two were flown to hospitals and two were taken by ambulance.

The driver, 28-year-old Steven Stathan of Rigby, is listed in serious condition. One passenger, 18-year-old Jessica Klukis of Menan, is also listed in serious condition. The two other passengers are listed in fair condition. They are 25-year-old Kourtnee Holm of Roberts and 23-year-old Riley Pinnock of Rigby. It's thought that the two extra riders were riding on laps without seat belts being used.

At this time the investigation is still ongoing, and it appears that the subjects were north bound on West Dry Creek road sitting unrestrained on each other’s laps when the driver got a little too close to the edge of the roadway causing the vehicle to slip off the 30 foot embankment. 

Alcohol is suspected of being a contributing factor in the accident.

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