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UPDATE: Five hurt after car goes airborne over tree


Authorities say the driver of a vehicle that went airborne near Moville, Iowa was 16-years-old.

That teen, and four others, including two young children, were sent to the hospital Saturday afternoon.

The Woodbury Sheriff and the Iowa State Patrol were called to the bottom of a hill near 210th and Ida avenues after a car fish-tailed out of control and went airborne over a tree.

Authorities say a 15-year old passenger was as ejected and suffered severe lacerations.

However, authorities say none of the injuries are life-threatening. 

Authorities say the gravel roads can become like ice, especially in dry conditions like we're having now.

"Once you start sliding, it's very hard to gain control, so any time that you are cresting a hill, just slow down. It's the same as winter driving rules; just slow down. There's nothing that you need to be in that big of a hurry for," said Patrick Hinrichson of the Woodbury County Sheriff's Department.

The names of those involved in the crash are not being released because they are all minors.

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