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Woman trapped 14 hours in Graves Creek crash

COTTONWOOD — Inattentive driving is a suspected factor in a single-vehicle injury crash on Graves Creek Road last week.

The victim, Angela Guerrero-Ochoa, 45, of Cottonwood, lay trapped and injured in the vehicle for approximately 14 hours until the accident was discovered by two log truck drivers last Wednesday morning, Dec. 10, around 7:49 a.m. She was transported to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston where, according to a nurse supervisor, she was treated and transferred to an unidentified facility for further medical care.

According to an Idaho County Sheriff’s Office report, Guerrero-Ochoa stated she believes the accident occurred around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9. The 2006 Suzuki Aro she was driving went off the right shoulder on a curve, hit a tree and rolled onto its passenger side into the creek. Guerrero-Ochoa stated she did not remember the accident at all.

Along with ICSO Deputy Chris Williams, scene assistance was provided by the Cottonwood Police Department, St. Mary’s Ambulance, and an engine and extrication vehicle from the Cottonwood Volunteer Fire Department. Fred’s Towing provided wrecker services.

Accident investigation is continuing, and citations are pending.


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