Posted: Mar 3, 2013 8:17 PM by Simone DeAlba - MTN News
A rollover crash near Belt sent a teenager to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and destroyed the car that he reportedly stole.
The Montana Highway Patrol responded to the accident at around 10:30 a.m.
Troopers say the vehicle was stolen from a Great Falls home.
The driver, identified as 17-year old Kristopher Hogue, was fleeing town toward Belt when he drifted into the northbound lane, over-corrected, and
rolled the vehicle.
MHP Trooper Don Lee said, "The vehicle was stolen out of Great Falls and was pursued by the owner of the vehicle. As they came around the curve
near Belt, the vehicle drifted off the road in a broad-sided skid before furthering down the roadway and rolling several times before coming to
Trooper Lee says Hogue was not wearing his seat belt and was ejected from the car.
The extent of the injuries is not yet known, but they are not believed to be life threatening.
No other vehicles were involved in the accident, and no one else was hurt.
Hogue is facing a charge of felony theft.