Teens fall off moving car
Two teenagers were injured after falling off the trunk of a moving car on the evening of Oct. 21. Pierce County sheriff's officials said Travis Driscoll, 16, rural Spring Valley, was eastbound on 770th Avenue in the Town of Gilman when three subjects riding on the trunk of his car fell off. The vehicle was traveling to the residence of one of the subjects which was located nearby, authorities said.
April Lund, 15, rural Spring Valley, was taken by private vehicle to River Falls Area Hospital and later transferred to Regions Hospital, St. Paul. Emily Affolter, 14, Spring Valley, was taken to the Baldwin Area Hospital and later transferred to Regions. The third subject was Aubrey Schwede, 14, rural Spring Valley. It was not immediately known whether she was injured. Another person in the car also was not injured, authorities noted; that was Cory Mandelkow, 20, rural Elmwood.
The department is investigating the incident.