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Minor injury in two-car crash near Cottonwood

Looking north through the wrecked Honda involved in last Friday’s two-car crash on U.S. Highway 95.

Photo by David Rauzi
Looking north through the wrecked Honda involved in last Friday’s two-car crash on U.S. Highway 95.



COTTONWOOD – An inattentive driving citation is pending for a Moscow man who received minor injuries in a two-car crash last Friday, Oct. 24, north of Cottonwood on U.S. Highway 95.

Keaton C. Quinn, 19, was treated at the scene for head injuries by EMTs with St. Mary’s Ambulance.

The crash was reported at milepost 257 at 4:14 p.m., according to information from an Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO) report and ICSO Cpl. Gideon Roberts. Quinn was driving a 1993 Honda Civic southbound when he fell asleep, and the vehicle crossed over the centerline into the path of an oncoming northbound 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe, driven by Jennifer R. Cochran, 42, of Cottonwood.

Cochran attempted to avoid the collision by driving onto the right-hand shoulder; however, the Honda struck the Hyundai’s driver side rear quarter panel, causing the vehicle to spin counterclockwise one and half times where it came to rest facing south on the northbound shoulder. The Honda then went off the northbound shoulder and onto a field access road where it became airborne, then rolled twice before coming to rest on its wheels in a cultivated field.

Cochran and her passenger, Danielle N. Cochran, 21, of Lewiston, were not injured. All three were wearing seat belts.

Assisting on the crash was ICSO Sheriff Doug Giddings and Detective Brian Hewson, Cottonwood Police Chief Terry Cochran (his wife and daughter were involved in the crash), and Idaho State Police. Long’s Towing and Fred’s Towing provided wrecker services.



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