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Greencreek woman hurt in Friday crash on US 95 at Culdesac



— A Greencreek woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash south of Culdesac on U.S. Highway 95 last Friday, Sept. 22.

Kimberly Schmidt, 49, was transported to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston where she was treated and released.

The incident was reported at 3:12 p.m. at milepost 291.9, according to Idaho State Police. Wilma Baerlocher, 68, of Lewiston, was northbound in a Lexus SUV when she drove left of center into the southbound lane where she collided with a southbound Ford Ranger driven by an unidentified juvenile female. The Ranger came to rest blocking the southbound lane, and the Lexus crossed the southbound lane, went off the roadway and rolled onto its passenger side.

Schmidt was driving a Hummer H3 behind the Ranger and drove off the southbound shoulder to avoid a collision with Baerlocher; however, she struck the Lexus. Schmidt needed to be extricated from the vehicle following the crash.

All drivers involved were wearing seat belts. Baerlocher and the juvenile refused treatment. Baerlocher was cited for inattentive/careless driving. Both lanes of U.S. 95 were blocked for approximately two hours for crash investigation and vehicle recovery.


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