MINIDOKA, Idaho (KLIX)-Two men were hospitalized Friday evening when their off-road vehicle hit trees west of Minidoka.

According to Idaho State Police, Lawrence Bakelar and Anthony Cecconi were on a side-by-side UTV at around 8:53 p.m. when the vehicle went off North 1150 East near East 781 and hit two trees. Bakelar, 66, of Rupert was driving the UTV, Cecconi, 32, of Reno, NV was a passenger; both men were taken to Minidoka Memorial Hospital, Bakelar had to be flown to Portnuef Medical Center in Pocatello.

IPS said Bakelar did not have a seat belt on while Cecconi did.

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