News and information from our partners

Possible medical event resulted in fatal accident

Victim identified as Emil E. Wright, 81, of Kooskia

— County investigators say a possible medical event was a factor in last week’s vehicle crash that claimed the life of Emil E. Wright, 81, of Kooskia.

The single-vehicle crash was reported at 5:24 p.m. last Monday, March 28, at the intersections of Leitch Creek Road and Rocky Mt. Way, according to the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO). A witness reported Wright was driving a 1997 Ford F250 pickup on Leitch Creek Road and failed to maintain his lane after coming through a curve. Wright was pronounced dead at the scene.

ICSO Deputy Jason Hicks investigated the crash with Sgt. Carlos Martinez. Assisting agencies were Tahoe QRU, Kooskia ambulance and fire departments, and Miles Body Shop provided wrecker services.

Trenary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment


Information from the Free-Press and our advertisers (Want to add your business to this to this feed?)