Tuesday, April 18, 2017

***UPDATE***Injury Crash on US26 near Richfield Blocks Traffic

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District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
Fax (208) 324-7897

For Immediate Release: 4/18/17 7:31 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office


On April, 2017, at approximately 12:30 p.m., the Idaho State Police, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, and the Shoshone Police Department investigated an injury crash on US Highway 26 near milepost 175 in Lincoln County.

Richard Mecham, 67, of Carey, ID, was driving westbound on US Highway 26, in a 2011 school bus transporting 39 students with adult chaperones. Mecham drove off the right shoulder, over corrected, and rolled the vehicle.

Mecham sustained no injuries. The chaperones were treated and released at the scene. 12 of the 39 students were transported to nearby hospitals, 7 by ground ambulance, and 5 by air ambulance.

Both lanes of travel are now open.

The investigation is ongoing.

For any further information regarding this crash, please contact the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.

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***End of Update***

At this time, the Idaho State Police is on the scene of a rollover, injury crash on US26 at Milepost 175, just west of Richfield. Both eastbound and westbound lanes are blocked at this time. More information will be relayed as it becomes available.