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UPDATE: Semi may have caused teen driving accident

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The Stanton County Sheriff's Department says a semi may have caused the accident that sent four teens to the hospital Friday.

The sheriff's department is basing the cause on the witness statements saying an oncoming semi forced them from the road. The office has no information on the semi that may to blame.

They say the crash happened on Highway 275, five miles east of Norfolk, around 5:30 Friday evening.

The department said the car, driven by 18-year-old Justin Massey or rural Stanton, upon leaving the roadway and traveled about 100 yards before striking an embankment.

Massey refused treatment, but his four passengers, 14-year old Taylor Bruns, 15-year old Edgar Salas, 16-year old Timothy Anderson, and 16-year old Zachary Coover, all of Norfolk, were transported to Faith Regional Health Services with non-life-threatening injuries.

The teens were later released from the hospital.

Authorities credit the use of seatbelts for lessening the severity of their injuries.

The vehicle is considered a total loss.

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