Lapwai Women Dies in Vehicle Accident on US95
LEWISTON, ID = On Sunday, September 15, 2019, at approximately 1:51 PM, the Idaho State Police responded to a three-vehicle crash on US95 milepost 309, near Lewiston, Idaho. A silver 2008 Honda CRV was being driven by Geneva Towner (75 year old female of Lapwai, Idaho) south on US95. Towner crossed the center median, and collided with a black 2016 Chrysler 200, driven by Mikalah Tinney (21 year old female of Craigmont, Idaho). A white 2016 Ford Explorer, driven by Erik Hansen (48 year old male of Boise, Idaho) collided after the initial crash. Towner was pronounced deceased at the scene. Next of kin has been notified. Tinney and a juvenile received minor injuries. Hansen was not injured. All subjects involved were wearing their seatbelts. Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office and Idaho Transportation Department assisted with traffic control. Northbound US95 traffic was diverted onto Hatwai Bypass for approximately four hours. The investigation is ongoing.