Wednesday, April 19, 2017

District 2 Injury Crash EB US12 @ NB US95 Lapwai

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District 2 Patrol 2700 North and South Highway Lewiston, ID 83501-1732
(208) 799-5151
Fax (208) 799-5146

For Immediate Release: 04/19/17 9:00 pm
Please direct questions to the District Office

On April 19, 2017, approximately 10:28am, Christine Johnston (66 yoa of Kenmore, WA) was driving a 2016 Nissan Juke northbound US Highway 95 and took the exit to merge with eastbound US Highway 12. Before she finished merging, Johnston attempted to make a U-turn across the eastbound lane of US 12 to begin driving west on Highway 12 when her vehicle was struck by the vehicle (2013 Whi Chev C35 pickup) driven by Randy Berger (43 yoa of Lewiston, ID), which was driven in the eastbound lane of US 12. Johnstons vehicle came to rest blocking the westbound lane of US 12. Louis Goodlow (55 yoa of Seattle, WA), a passenger in Unit 1, was transported to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center by Lewiston Ambulance. Both lanes of US 12 were blocked for approximately one and a half hours until Unit 1 was towed by Bernards Towing. Johnston was issued a citation for inattentive/careless driving.