Tuesday, January 19, 2021

***Update**** Injury Crash northbound US95 milepost 393

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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: 01/15/2021 5:35 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

Will Bunting was pronounced deceased at the Kootenai Health Hospital on January 17th, 2021.


On January 15, 2021, at approximately 8:55 am, the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle injury crash on US95 at Lovell Valley Road, near milepost 393. This is just south of Plummer in Benewah County, ID.

Will O. Bunting, 28, of Casper, Wyoming, was traveling northbound on US95 at Lovell Valley Road in a white 1994 Chevrolet Blazer. Stephen L. White, 52, of Robeline, Louisiana, was traveling southbound on US95 in a Peterbilt semi-truck. Bunting lost control of his vehicle while navigating around the corner due to the icy road conditions. The Chevrolet Blazer went into the southbound lane where the two vehicles collided.

Bunting was transported by ground ambulance to Kootenai Health in Coeur d Alene, ID. He was wearing a seatbelt.

This investigation is ongoing.

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