Sunday, May 28, 2017

Fatal Crash EB SH8@30.6 near Deary, ID

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District 2 Patrol 2700 North and South Highway Lewiston, ID 83501-1732
(208) 799-5151
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For Immediate Release: 05/28/2017 12:56 AM
Please direct questions to the District Office

On May 27, 2017 at approximately 7:22 PM a fatal crash occurred Eastbound on SH8 at milepost 30.6. A blue 1985 Honda Prelude, being driven by 28 year old male Zachary Brunes of Deary, Idaho, was Eastbound on SH 8 when he went off the right side of the road before reentering the highway. He then slid left of center and struck a black 2013 Toyota Corolla, being driven by 53 year old male Mieczyslaw Wilk of Moscow, Idaho. Upon impact, Brunes vehicle was sheered in half. Both pieces of his vehicle came to rest off the roadway. Brunes was transported to Gritman Medical Center and pronounced deceased at the hospital. Wilk and his two passengers, 27 year old female Lochie Wilk and a 4 year old child, were also transported to Gritman Medical. It is not believed that Brunes was wearing his safety restraint at the time of the crash. While Mieczyslaw and his child passenger were safely secured in the vehicle, his female passenger was not. One lane was blocked for approximately three hours. Dollar Towing recovered both vehicles. Impairment is suspected to be a factor. The investigation is ongoing.