Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Injury Crash SH57 @ 2.7, Priest River

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District 1 Patrol 615 West Wilbur Ave. Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
(208) 209-8620
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For Immediate Release: <10/17/17 3:33 PM> Please direct questions to the District Office

On October 17th, 2017 at approximately 12:15 p.m., an injury crash occurred on Highway 57 at milepost 2.7, Priest River, Idaho. A red 1995 Ford Ranger pickup being driven by a Joseph W. Bopp, 69, of Priest Lake, Idaho was traveling southbound when Mr. Bopp went off of the south shoulder. He came back on the roadway where he lost control and went off the north shoulder where he struck a tree and a telephone pole. Mr. Bopp was life-flighted from the scene to Kootenai Medical Center; he was wearing a seatbelt. The highway was blocked intermittently during the recovery of the vehicle.