RIGBY, Idaho — Authorities in eastern Idaho say a juvenile in the backseat of a vehicle accidentally fired a handgun, shooting himself in the hand and the driver in the back.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says the 16-year-old male driver and the juvenile shot in the hand with the .45-caliber gun on Sunday were taken to a hospital and are expected to survive.

Officials say a 14-year-old passenger also in the vehicle avoided injury.

Authorities are continuing to investigate.

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