Troopers: Unlicensed Teen Causes Chaos in Idaho Crash
CATALDO, Idaho — Pretty much everything that could go wrong for a Montana family on the road to an Idaho casino did go wrong – up to and including a decapitated moose.
According to KREM-TV, Ryan Comesatnight, a 14-year-old boy without a drivers license, was driving several family members – including a pair of five-year-old children – along I-90 near Cataldo, Idaho, at nearly 100 miles per hour last month when he slammed his uninsured Cadillac sedan into a moose.
The moose was killed instantly, and it’s decapitated head struck one of the five-year-old children in their head, fracturing their skull. Doctors later had to put a steel plate in the child’s head.
“This case was complete chaos,” said Idaho State Police Corporal Michael Lininger to KREM. “They were all at the wrong place at the wrong time.”
Comesatnight’s guardian, Martin Tellesch, who was in the car, was forbidden from leaving Montana due to a parole violation. He and the teen’s other legal guardian, April Deroche, were ticketed for not having either child in a car safety seat.
Comesatnight was charged with driving without a license.