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Cottonwood pair treated following crash at Winchester

Black ice a contributing factor in Dec. 4 accident

— Two Cottonwood residents were injured in a Sunday evening, weather-related crash on U.S. Highway 95 along the Winchester grade. Idaho State Police (ISP) is investigating the incident.

Mica L. Evans, 45, and Marissa R. Evans, 21, were transported to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston where they were treated and released. Both were wearing seat belts.

The crash was reported at 5:44 p.m. on Dec. 4, milepost 283.5, according to Idaho State Police. Mica was driving a 2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara southbound when she lost control on black ice. The vehicle left the roadway on the southbound shoulder, overturned and came to rest on its passenger side at the creek bottom. U.S. 95 was blocked for approximately two hours.

Two other passengers in the vehicle – Marina R. Evans, 21, and a juvenile female, both of Cottonwood — were uninjured.

ISP was assisted on scene by Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, Nez Perce Tribal Police, and U.S. Forest Service.


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