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Boy buried in wheat kernals Print E-mail

Boy injured in grain truck accident

     A five-year-old boy was taken by Life Flight to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center after being partially buried in the back of a grain truck at Nezperce last Thursday.

     According to the Lewis County Sheriff's Office, a call for help was received at 5:37 p.m. Aug. 7, reporting that a five-year-old boy was stuck in the back of a grain truck. "It turned out that the boy had been playing in the partially filled grain truck and stood in the back corner when the combine came in to dump its load of fresh wheat kernels, out of view of the combine driver," said Lewis County Sheriff Brian Brokop. "Luckily the child was only buried to just below the rib cage and could still breathe."

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Highway 12 rollover Print E-mail

Montana man involved in rollover

     On Aug. 11 at approximately 11:30 a.m., the Kooskia Ambulance was dispatched to a rollover accident at mile marker 85.5 on Hwy. 12.8-14-14-rollover-above-kooskia-5630

     The vehicle involved was a Nissan Maxima with Montana plates.

     A witness on site reported that the driver, a young man apparently in his early 20's, was driving behind her for about 20 miles with no problems. Then the passenger side rear tire went into the ditch causing him to lose control of the vehicle. His car rolled three times, hitting the embankment, before coming to a stop on the opposite side of the roadway.

     Witnesses at the scene confirmed he was wearing his seat belt when removed from the vehicle and all air bags were deployed. The young man was conscious and able to communicate with EMT crew when he was loaded into the ambulance. His injuries are unknown at this time.

     No other information was provided by the Idaho County Sheriff's Department as of press time.

Semi driver injured in rollover Print E-mail

Semi rolls, injures driver

     A Stone Mountain, Ga. man was injured last week when his 2014 International semi with trailer left Highway 12 and rolled. According to the Idaho State Police, Hakeem Temple, 24, was driving eastbound at milepost 143.5 when he failed to negotiate a right hand curve.  The semi left the road and rolled. The highway was partially blocked during the recovery operation.

     The incident occurred Aug. 6 at 7:52 a.m. near Saddle Camp. Temple was transported to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. He was wearing his seatbelt.

     The Idaho County Sheriff's Department assisted. Wrecking services were provided by Jackson's Towing.


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