Juvenile dies in collision near Pollock

POLLOCK – Idaho State Police is investigating Monday’s two-vehicle crash two miles south of Pollock that killed a juvenile male and injured two other people. As of press time Tuesday, identification of the victims was pending notification to next of kin.

The juvenile male passenger died at the scene. The juvenile female passenger was transported to St. Luke’s McCall Hospital and then to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise by LifeFlight. The male driver was transported by LifeFlight to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. Patient status was unavailable.

The crash was reported at 10:50 p.m., June 2, at milepost 184 on U.S. Highway 95. Bruce Long, 49, of Pollock, was southbound in a 1997 Kenworth semi-truck pulling an empty log trailer, and a 1987 Toyota Camry was northbound. The Camry failed to negotiate a right curve, crossed into the southbound lane where it collided with the front of the semi.

Long was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. Of the three victims in the Camry, only the driver was wearing a seat belt.

Both lanes of U.S. 95 were blocked for nearly three hours until partially reopened to traffic.

Riggins and New Meadows ambulances responded to the scene. ISP was assisted at the crash by the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office.

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