Joyride Cut Short
6-year-old crashes family minivan after stealing keys for trip to the store.
A 6-year-old Oregon boy crashed his family's van into several mailboxes before colliding head-on with another driver Sunday, police said.
The boy said he was hungry and wanted to get some food, according to Oregon State Police Sergeant Robert Fenner.
Just after 7 a.m. emergency responders were called to a crash in the south suburbs of Klamath Falls.
Upon arrival police discovered one of the drivers involved was a boy who had taken his mother's Plymouth Voyager.
He left the family's apartment, alone, and headed westbound.
He hit some mailboxes and swerved into the eastbound lane, where he crashed head-on into a Dodge Dakota pickup.
Tammy Belau was driving the pickup.
She suffered minor injuries.
The boy was not injured.
He was not using safety restraints.
He said he was hungry, so grabbed a roll of pennies from home and wanted to take the van to get some food, Sgt. Fenner said.
The boy's name was not released.