Lake County Teen Injured in Fall from Pick-Up Truck

A Lake County teen has suffered major head injuries after falling off the back of a pick-up truck. According to the Calfornia Highway Patrol, the incident happened Friday night around 8pm along Todd Road Extension. The CHP said, 50 year old Barbara Sowash of Lakeport was driving the pick-up at an undetermined speed, with the 15-year-old boy and another juvenile riding in the back of the pickup on the tailgate. The investigation continues into how the teen fell off the back of the truck onto the dirt and gravel road. The boy sustained major head trauma and was taken to Sutter Lakeside Hospital. From there the CHP said, he was flown to a children’s hospital in Oakland. Sowash the driver was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI and felony child endangerment.