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Investigation by ISP on June 17 four-car crash involving local

LEWISTON – Idaho State Police is continuing its investigation into last week’s four-vehicle collision, in which a Grangeville woman was injured.

Donna M. Hazelbaker, 79, was transported to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center where she was treated and released June 18.

The incident was reported last Tuesday, June 17, two miles south of Lewiston at the intersection of U.S. Highway 95 and Hatwai Bypass Road, according to ISP. Hazelbaker was southbound driving a 2005 Chevrolet Uplander minivan on Hatwai Bypass Road when she failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection. Joanne F. Stout, 57, of Lewiston was northbound on Hatwai Bypass Road in a 2009 Ford Edge tried to avoid a collision with Hazelbaker, but she was unable and her vehicle was pushed in the southbound lanes of U.S. 95. Stout’s vehicle then struck a 1997 Ford Escort, southbound on U.S. 95, driven by Erma L. Germany 66, of Lapwai; and Germany’s vehicle then impacted a southbound 1995 Buick Regal, driven by Michael A. Baker 37, of Clarkston.

As a result of the chain reaction crash, southbound lanes were blocked for 1.5 hours.

All four were wearing seat belts, and Stout and Germany were also transported to St. Joseph for medical treatment.

Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Office, and the Idaho Transportation Department handled the incident.


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