Sunday, October 8, 2017

Fatality crash Waha Rd/Webb Rd

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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: 10/08/2017 7:21 PM
Please direct questions to the District Office

On October 08, 2017 hours, about 1453 hours, Robert Parkins of Troy, ID, was driving north on Waha Road in Nez Perce County, in his blue 1986 Kenworth pulling a trailer full of cows. Parkins had a co-worker, Joseph Duman of Kendrick, Idaho, riding with him at the time of the crash. Parkins, while negotiating a right curve in the roadway, lost control of the Kenworth. The Kenworth rolled onto its side and slid off of the roadway, and rolled down the embankment. The Kenworth rolled over back up onto its wheels where it lay at rest off of the roadway. Both Parkins and Duman were ejected from the vehicle, and were found laying underneath it. Parkins was pronounced dead at the scene, and Duman was transported to Saint Josephs Regional Medical Center by ambulance. Due to the extent of his injuries Duman was life-flighted to Spokane for treatment. Very few cows survived the crash while 20 cows died at the scene. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Assisting agency: Nez Perce County Sherriff?s Office
Fire/Rescue: Lewiston Fire Department Ambulance Service