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Two accidents near New Meadows

The Adams County Record of Council, Idaho

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Last Wednesday was not a good day for drivers near New Meadows, with two wrecks occurring within about three hours of each other. The following reports were issued by Idaho State Police.

On Wednesday July 9, 2014, at approximately 7:42 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash on State Highway 55 at milepost 155, east of New Meadows. A 2003 Kenworth tractor-trailer, driven by J Michael Greenwood, 46 of Boise, was headed northbound on State Highway 55, when he drifted over the centerline and struck a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Leroy Braden, 64 of New Meadows. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts and were treated and released for minor injuries. The highway was blocked for approximately 3 hours.

On Wednesday July 9, 2014, at approximately 10:57 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a single vehicle crash on US Highway 95 at mile-post 167, 6 miles north of New Meadows. A 2008 Mazda 6, driven by Angela Nielson, 34 of Lapoint, UT, was headed northbound on US 95, when she drifted across both lanes of traffic and into the borrow pit, where her vehicle then struck a tree. Nielson was not wearing a seatbelt, but air bags did deploy. Nielson was transported to St. Lukes McCall for injuries. The crash remains under investigation.

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Original Publication Date: July 16, 2014

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