Thursday, May 9, 2019

Injury Crash EB US2 at Leclerc Road, Oldtown

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District 1 Patrol 615 West Wilbur Ave. Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
(208) 209-8620
Fax (208) 209-8619

For Immediate Release: 05/09/19 1221

Please direct questions to the District Office

On May 7th, 2019 at approximately 11:20 a.m., an injury crash occurred on eastbound US2 at Leclerc Road in Oldtown, Idaho. A blue 1995 Toyota pickup being driven by James S Deerwester, 34, of Newport, WA was travelling eastbound on Leclerc road when he failed to stop at a posted stop sign at the US2 intersection. Deerwester continued across all lanes of US2 and went head on with a concrete jersey barrier, causing his vehicle to roll until it came to a stop on it's side at the bottom of an embankment. Both Deerwester and his passenger, Robert R Lange, 58, of Seattle, WA had to be extricated from the vehicle. Deerwester was taken by ground ambulance to Newport Hospital while Lange was taken by air ambulance to Sacred Heart in Spokane. Seatbelts were not worn. The investigation is continuing.