Sunday, August 14, 2022

UPDATE on Injury Crash US2@27, Sandpoint, Idaho

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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: 08/06/2022 8:10 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

UPDATE: The driver of the Chevy El Camino passed away on August 12th, 2022. Next of kin has been notified.

Idaho State Police are investigating a two vehicle collision that occurred at approximately 10:50 am, August 6, 2022 on US 2 near mile post 27 just west of Sandpoint.

The driver of a 2005 Honda Pilot was stopped westbound on US2 at Westwood Dr to turn southbound when the driver of a 1982 Chevy El Camino who was also traveling westbound behind the Honda Pilot. The Chevy El Camino was unable to stop and struck the rear of the Honda Pilot, causing injury to the driver of the El Camino.

The Honda Pilot was occupied by a 55-year-old female and a 63-year-old male out of Spokane, Washington, and both were wearing seatbelts.
The driver of the El Camino was occupied by a 89-year-old male from Laclede, Idaho, who was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision. The driver was airlifted to and area hospital due to his injuries.

Traffic on US2 was blocked both directions for approximately 3 hours to allow emergency responders to assist those involved. Alcohol was not a factor.

This incident remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police

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