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Grangeville accident briefly slows weekend travelers

Grangeville Police and Idaho County Sheriff's Office personnel responded to an accident on Friday afternoon, May 26, involving a Toyota pickup driven by Jacob Candeub, which struck an SUV traveling northbound on U.S. Highway 95.

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Grangeville Police and Idaho County Sheriff's Office personnel responded to an accident on Friday afternoon, May 26, involving a Toyota pickup driven by Jacob Candeub, which struck an SUV traveling northbound on U.S. Highway 95.



— An accident at the intersection of U.S. Highway 95 and Main Street/State Highway 13 briefly impaired the flow of traffic shortly after 2 p.m. Friday afternoon, May 26, when Jacob Candeub of Missoula, Mont., failed to stop his Toyota pickup at the stop sign.

In the intersection, Candeub's vehicle struck a northbound SUV – a Toyota 4Runner – which rolled and came to rest in the planted area that divides the northbound entrance to U.S. 95 from the highway itself. That vehicle, driven by Brian Vaughan, carried three adults and one child. The SUV was hauled away by Dale’s Rescue Towing.

Candeub was cited for failure to yield at the stop sign.

First responders included Grangeville Police, Idaho County Sheriff and Syringa Hospital EMS, who documented the accident, aided the victims and restored the flow of traffic to normal before 3 p.m.

The Free Press inquired Friday afternoon as to the health and safety of those caught up in the collision, and will report further information as it becomes available.



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