October 6, 2022 | View PDF
Sept. 30: 11:18: Crash, Injury – Hwy. 126E, Milepost 21. Troopers responded to a single-vehicle collision. The vehicle drifted off the westbound shoulder when the driver became distracted by wildlife running across the roadway. The vehicle drove off the pavement into a steep embankment, striking a culvert and overturning. The vehicle sustained heavy damage to the front, both sides, bottom, and top. The driver was transported to Riverbend Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Involved: white Kia Sorento, 67-year-old female from Post Falls, ID.
18:09: Crash, Fatal – Hwy. 126E, Mp. 50. Unit #1 (commercial vehicle) was traveling eastbound, rear-ended Unit #2 (passenger car), which was stopped in the eastbound lane with its brake lights and turn signal on. Unit #2 was waiting for oncoming traffic to pass before it intended to turn into a residential driveway. The driver of Unit #1 was not injured. The driver of Unit #2 was transported to the hospital by ambulance. The rear passenger in Unit #2 was life-flighted to the hospital. The front passenger of Unit #2 was pronounced deceased at the scene. Involved: white Freightliner, blue Nissan Versa, 45-year-old female from McKenzie Bridge, a 62-year-old male from Junction City. Deceased: 52-year-old male from McKenzie Bridge.