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Head-On Collision on US 95 Sends One Man to the Hospital

WINCHESTER – On November 18, 2022, at approximately 4:15 p.m., Idaho State Police responded to a two-vehicle head-on collision, southbound on US 95 near milepost 278, Lewis County, Idaho.


A gray, 2011 Honda Accord was traveling southbound on US 95 near milepost 278. A 2016, Freightliner semi-truck was traveling northbound. The Freightliner failed to yield and began to turn onto Winchester Rd. The Honda was unable to avoid a collision and struck the Freightliner head-on.

The driver of the Honda, an 18-year-old male, suffered minor injuries and was transported via ground ambulance to a nearby hospital. The passenger of the Honda, a 19-year-old male, was trapped in the vehicle. He was later transported via LifeFlight to a nearby hospital. The driver of the Freightliner suffered no injuries. All individuals were wearing their seat belts.

The roadway was closed and reduced to one lane for 3 hours.

Idaho State Police would like to thank, Knife River Construction, Idaho Transportation Department, Nez Perce Ambulance, Nez Perce Fire, Winchester QRU, and Lewis County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance. Thank you to the public for your patience while emergency crews worked on scene.


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