(NEWSER) – Police say five teenagers are lucky to be alive after an early Sunday rollover crash in Boise, Idaho. The cause? Burning armpit hair.

Three boys and two girls, aged 15 to 18, suffered non-life-threatening injuries—a fortunate feat as police say none were wearing seat belts and two were thrown from an SUV when a 16-year-old boy used a lighter to set the driver's armpit hair on fire.

Tristian Myers, 18, initially told police he swerved his Ford Bronco to avoid an animal, the Idaho Statesman reports, but soon "a different story emerged," police say.

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