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Burned armpit hair prank ends in teens rolling SUV

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Posted at 12:40 PM, Sep 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-18 14:44:03-04
Credit: Ada County Sheriff's  Dept.

Credit: Ada County Sheriff’s Dept.

BOISE, Idaho – What started with a teen lighting his friend’s armpit hair on fire ended in a rollover accident in Idaho.

All five teens in the Ford Bronco were injured in the accident; none were wearing seat belts.

Credit: Ada County Sheriff's  Dept.

Credit: Ada County Sheriff’s Dept.

The Ada County Sheriff’s office said the 16-year-old boy in the front passenger seat lit 18-year-old Tristian Myers’ underarm hair on fire while he was driving.

That caused Myers to lose control and roll the SUV.

Deputies said two girls in the backseat, ages 15 and 16, were thrown from the vehicle.

The teen in the front seat and another 17-year-old passenger stayed inside the Bronco.

Three teens were taken to the hospital; none had life-threatening injuries.

Officials said Myers first told them he swerved to avoid hitting an animal in the road but eventually the truth came out.

Ada County deputies said Myers was speeding before the accident and was cited for inattentive driving.

The passenger who set the Myers’ body hair ablaze was ticketed for interfering with the driver’s safe operation of the vehicle.