Friday, May 12, 2017

Fatal Crash NB SH13 @ 21.1, near Stites, 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: 4/12/17 12:30am
Please direct questions to the District Office

On May 11th, 2017 at approximately 7:13pm, a fatal crash occurred on state highway 13 near milepost 21.1, just south of Stites, ID. A red 2002 Buick Century, driven by Harry Owens (89 years old of Grangeville, ID), was travelling northbound when it failed to negotiate a left hand curve. The vehicle went off the right shoulder and Owens lost control. Owens overcorrected the vehicle back onto the roadway, crossing the center line, and off the left shoulder of the highway. The vehicle continued down an embankment and into the south fork of the Clearwater River. Owens was located in the river that same evening, deceased. Next of kin has been notified. Owens was not wearing his seatbelt. The vehicle was recovered by Miles Towing.