Thursday, July 21, 2022

Injury crash US12 milepost 63 near Kamiah

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District 2 Patrol 2700 North and South Highway Lewiston, ID 83501-1732
(208) 750-9300
Fax (208) 750-9385

For Immediate Release: 07/21/2022 06:30am
Please direct questions to the District Office

Idaho State Police are investigating a vehicle collision that occurred on July 21, 2022 at approximately 0159 AM westbound on U.S. Highway 12 near milepost 63 in Lewis County. A Lewis County Deputy was attempting to make a traffic stop when their patrol vehicle was contacted from behind by a 1996 Dodge Ram pickup. The patrol vehicle overturned on the roadway and the Dodge struck the guardrail and then went off the road and contacted a steep upward embankment. The male driver of the Dodge left the scene in another vehicle. A female passenger in the Dodge was uninjured. The Deputy was transported to Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino and treated for minor injuries. The roadway was completely blocked for approximately 3 hours while emergency responders assisted those involved and as they worked to clear the area. Idaho County Sheriff's Office, Lewis County Sheriff's Office, Kamiah Ambulance, and Kamiah Fire Department assisted on scene. This incident remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police.