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Speed a factor in single-vehicle rollover crash on Lukes Gulch Road


EMT and fire department personnel help secure an injured subject to a backboard prior to transport following last Wednesday’s Nov. 6 rollover crash on Lukes Gulch Road northeast of Grangeville.

Photo by David Rauzi
EMT and fire department personnel help secure an injured subject to a backboard prior to transport following last Wednesday’s Nov. 6 rollover crash on Lukes Gulch Road northeast of Grangeville.



Speed was a factor in last week’s single-vehicle rollover crash in which a Grangeville woman was injured.

Samantha Barrett, 22, was transported to Syringa Hospital. Status information was unavailable. Three passengers – William Barrett and two minor male children, ages 2 and 3 – received minor scrapes but were otherwise uninjured. According to Syringa, Samantha was admitted Nov. 5, treated, and released Nov. 7.

The crash was reported last Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2:53 p.m., approximately 10 miles northeast of Grangeville just west of the Turner Road intersection. According to Deputy Chris Williams, Idaho County Sheriff’s Office, Samantha was driving a 2002 Volkswagen eastbound on Lukes Gulch Road at a high rate of speed when she lost control of the vehicle in a corner. The car slid approximately 110 feet and went into the westbound ditch where it rolled at least twice, coming to rest on its wheels off the roadway.

Both children were restrained in child seats. Seat belt use for the adults was unknown.

Assisting on scene were personnel with Syringa Ambulance and Grangeville Rural Fire Department, and Grangeville Police Officer Wes Walters.

Dale’s Rescue Towing provided wrecker services. Citations are pending in this incident.



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