Saturday, September 10, 2022

Fatal Crash American Bar Road in Idaho County

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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: 09/10/2022 10:46 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

Idaho State Police is investigating a single vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 1635 on American Bar road on the Salmon River in Idaho County.

A 61-year-old male was driving a 1996 Ford F-150 westbound on American Bar road. The road is an extremely narrow and rocky dirt road. The driver attempted to negotiate a narrow curve around a previous rockslide and slid off the roadway. The pickup rolled approximately 125 feet down an extremely steep embankment to the riverbank. The driver did not appear to have been wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. The driver was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The next of kin has been notified.

The incident remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

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