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1:36 AM Sun, Feb. 17th

Teens hurt in crash

KINGMAN - Three teens are facing charges following an early morning crash Thursday in which police said drugs and alcohol played a role.

The boys, ages 17, 18 and 19, had apparently attended a graduation party Wednesday night where they were drinking, according to the police. The boys were riding in a 1996 Acura sedan in the 1600 block of White Cliffs around 7:30 a.m. when the 17-year-old driver lost control of the vehicle.

The car careened off a steep embankment, went airborne and rolled at least once before coming to a rest of its roof, said Lt. Rusty Cooper with the Kingman Police Department. Two of the teens were able to crawl out of the wreckage. The third boy was pinned in the back seat and had to be extricated by firefighters.

Cooper said he didn't know if any of the boys were wearing seat belts. He said that excessive speed, alcohol and drugs played a role in the crash. Empty bottles of alcohol, along with marijuana and related paraphernalia, were allegedly found in the car.

The boys were transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center with injuries ranging from minor to serious. They will face charges related to driving under the influence, minors in possession and possession of drugs.