ONTARIO, Ore. -- Troopers are investigating what caused a deadly crash on Interstate 84 early Sunday morning that killed one Idaho teen and injured another.
Police identified the teen who died as 17-year-old Ryan Ronald Rule of Fruitland.
Oregon State Police say the crash happened at about 2 a.m., just west of the Idaho-Oregon border.
According to OSP, Rule was driving a Ford F150 pickup eastbound on the interstate. As he was passing a Pontiac Grand Am, the pickup struck the car causing both drivers to lose control.
The pickup rolled several times across the westbound lanes and down an embankment. Rule was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
The passenger in the pickup, identified as 17-year-old Robyn King of Payette, was injured and taken to Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Ontario. Her injuries are not life-threatening.
The Pontiac spun around and came to a rest on the shoulder of the interstate. None of four people in the car were injured.
Troopers say neither of the occupants of the pickup were wearing seat belts.
Investigators believe the speed of the pickup was a contributing factor in the crash.
Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to call OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at 800-442-2068 or the Ontario Area Command office (541) 889-6469.
OSP was assisted at the scene by Ontario Police Department, Ontario Fire and Rescue, Treasure Valley Paramedics, and ODOT. Assistance was also provided by Idaho State Police, Payette County Sheriff's Office, Fruitland Police Department, and Idaho Department of Transportation.
The westbound lanes of I-84 near milepost three were closed for about six hours. The eastbound lanes were closed for over two hours. The scene was cleared around 8 a.m.