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The accident happened around 5 A.M. when a Chevy Blazer driven by 18 year old Nicholas Russell of Idaho crossed into the southbound lane and rolled.

 

One of the passengers -- 17 year old Joseph Gillespie was ejected and seriously injured.  He was treated and released from St. Charles Bend.

 

The driver, Russel and 18 year old Trent Martin were taken to St.  Charles Madras with non-life threatening injures.

 

The driver was ticketed for reckless driving, assault and not having a driver's license.

 

Driver fatigue is considered a contributing factor in the crash.

Traffic

 

 

  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • Purcell Boulevard Northbound lane between Neff Road and Full Moon Drive (West side of the hospital) is closed until December 20th.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.