Monday, November 11, 2019

*** UPDATE*** Fatal Crash US2 @ MP 24.5, Dover

IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer

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

For Immediate Release:
Please direct questions to the District Office

** UPDATE **

On November 11, 2019 at approximately 4:43 p.m. a fatal crash occurred on US 2 at milepost 24.5, in Dover, Idaho. A white 2002 Nissan Frontier driven by Carson T. McCormick, 20, of Sandpoint, Idaho was traveling eastbound when he rear-ended a silver 2003 Mercedes M50 driven by Alan A. Ropp, 44, of Sandpoint, Idaho and occupied by Lisa M. Ropp, 33, of Sandpoint Idaho. Being rear-ended caused Mr. Ropp to be pushed into oncoming traffic where he struck a white 1996 Chevy Tahoe driven by Raymond M. Arriaga, 60, of Priest River, Idaho and occupied by Richard S. Taylor, 77, of Priest River, Idaho who was traveling westbound. Mr. Ropp was pronounced deceased at the scene, he was not wearing a safety belt. All others involved excluding Mr. McCormick were transported to Bonner General Health. Mr. McCormick, Mr. Arriaga, and Mr. Taylor were wearing their safety belts, it is unknown at this time if Mrs. Ropp was or was not wearing her safety belt. The roadway was blocked for approximately three hours. Next of kin has been notified and the investigation is ongoing.

ISP is currently on scene of a fatal crash that is blocking both eastbound and westbound lanes. Please avoid this area if possible. Updated press release to follow