Single Vehicle Incident Temporarily Blocks Hwy 12 Tuesday
Idaho State Police
The Idaho State Police is investigating a single-vehicle crash that occurred on November 23, 2021, at approximately 12:40 p.m. in Idaho County.
The driver of a propane truck was traveling eastbound on Highway 12 between Syringa and Kooskia. The truck rounded a corner and lost control hitting the embankment which caused the truck to tip onto its side. The truck slid back across both lanes of the highway and down the embankment on the river side.
The driver, a 74-year-old man from Billings, Montana was extricated from the vehicle and transported by ground ambulance to a nearby hospital. He was wearing a seat belt.
Traffic on Highway 12 was blocked in both directions for approximately two hours as emergency responders worked to aid the driver and clear the scene.
This incident remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police.