Friday, January 8, 2021

Injury Crash NB US95 mp 470 north of Sagle

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District 1 Patrol 615 West Wilbur Ave. Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
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For Immediate Release: 01/08/2021 3:45 pm
Please direct questions to the District Office

On January 8th, 2021 at approximately 09:48 am an injury crash occurred Northbound on US95 near milepost 470 just north of Sagle, ID. Matthew S. Blackstone, 51, of Sagle, ID, was driving a 2017 Dodge Ram pickup towing a 2016 Diamond Dump trailer loaded with a large cargo box. The box came off the trailer landing in the Northbound lane. Jason E Bailey, 49, of Sagle, ID, driving a 2008 Lincoln Navigator was traveling behind Blackstone and was able to stop and avoid striking the box. Richard H Eastman, 84, of Sagle, ID in a 1992 Jeep Cherokee was following Bailey and stopped directly behind him, when Veasy E Glenn, 56, of Priest River, ID rear ended Eastman. Eastman's Jeep was forced into the Southbound lane and was struck on the driver's side by Grant G. Brockus, 70, of Nordman, ID driving a 2014 Toyota Highlander who was southbound. Eastman was extricated from his vehicle and transported to Bonner General Hospital and later flown to Kootenai Health for his injuries. Eastman and Glenn were not wearing seat belts, all other drivers had on seat belts. Glenn did have minor injuries treated at the scene. The highway was blocked for approximately 2.5 hours. Investigation is continuing.