On Feb. 5, 2021 at approximately 8:21 a.m., an injury crash occurred on US95 at milepost 284, just north of Winchester.
Douglas J Wilson, 18, of Kamiah, ID in a 1999 Subaru Legacy was Southbound when he crossed left of center and struck a Peterbilt tractor hauling grain, head-on.
The semi was Northbound and driven by Larry J Drapeau, 77, of Lewiston, ID. Mr. Wilson was extricated and flown by Life Flight to St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Lewiston.
Mr. Drapeau was transported by ground ambulance to St. Joseph’s as well.
Mr. Wilson had on his seatbelt, however, Mr. Drapeau did not.
The road was blocked for 90 minutes while Life Flight was on the ground, traffic was only one lane at a time while the semi was recovered. Investigation is continuing.