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Monday accidents: Four sent to hospital following two-vehicle crash



Four people were transported to St. Mary’s Hospital (SMH) in Cottonwood Monday afternoon following a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 95 just north of the Idaho County line.

Archie E, Mclauchlin, 86, and Awana T. Mclauchlin, age unavailable, both of Nine Mile Falls, Wash., and Randy T. Davis, 60, and Gary L. Rencehausen, age unavailable, both of Lewiston, received unspecified injuries; all but Archie were wearing seat belts. SMH does not release patient update information.

The crash was reported June 15, 2:39 p.m. at milepost 268.7, according to Idaho State Police. Archie was driving a 1998 Toyota Camry northbound when he attempted to turn left into the historic turnout. He failed to yield to Davis who was traveling southbound in a 2014 Kia, and the vehicles collided. Archie was cited for inattentive driving.

ISP was assisted by the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

Two transported after crash near Cottonwood

Two people were transported to St. Mary’s Hospital (SMH) in Cottonwood Monday following a rear-end collision accident on U.S. Highway 95 near the Denver Road intersection.

Tianna C. Williams, 22, of Grangeville, and Steven W. Halligan, 43, of Cottonwood, suffered unspecified injuries. SMH does not provide patient status information.

The crash was reported June 15 at 5:10 p.m., milepost 251, according to an Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO) report. Daltina K. Ackerman, 42, of Grangeville, was driving a 2007 Chrysler Aspen southbound, followed by Halligan driving a 2002 Dodge Caravan. As Ackerman approached the intersection she slowed and signaled to make a left turn onto Denver Road when, according to the report, Halligan failed to slow down and rear-ended the Chrysler. Ackerman maintained control and pulled over to the shoulder, while Halligan’s vehicle left the roadway onto the southbound shoulder and came to rest 90 feet into a field.

A citation for inattentive driving is pending for Halligan.

ICSO Deputy Gideon Roberts investigated the crash. Wrecker service was provided by Fred’s Towing. St. Mary’s Ambulance provided EMT care on-scene.



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