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Avoiding rocks results in injury crash on US12



— Action to avoid rocks in the roadway resulted in a single-vehicle crash last week that injured a Kamiah man.

William Mahorney, 87, was transported to Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino.

The crash was reported last Wednesday, Jan. 24, on U.S. Highway 12 approximately six miles east of Kamiah, according to an Idaho State Police release.

Mahorney, was traveling east in his 2015 Ford Escape when he attempted to avoid rocks in the roadway and drove off the right shoulder into the ditch. The Ford drove through the ditch, rolled onto its top, and came to rest on the eastbound shoulder of the roadway. The roadway was completely blocked for approximately 25 minutes to allow medical personnel to safely extricate Mahorney.

Mahorney was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Assisting agencies were Kamiah Fire Department, Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, and the Kamiah Marshal’s Office.


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