Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Accident snarls traffic on highway

Sheriff’s Office reports no injuries in two-vehicle crash

Express Staff Writer

    A two-vehicle collision on state Highway 75 near its intersection with Greenhorn Gulch Road tied up traffic for about 40 minutes on Tuesday afternoon.
    “It was quite a backup,” Blaine County Sheriff Gene Ramsey said Tuesday. Ramsey further reported that there were no injuries in what was almost a head-on collision.
    Ramsey said the accident occurred at about 1:30 p.m. when a southbound white 2009 Nissan pickup, driven by John W. Watson, 57, of Ketchum, collided with a northbound silver 2011 Ford Idaho Department of Fish and Game vehicle, driven by Kimberly R. Knuth, of Garden Valley.
Ramsey said Watson was adjusting his vehicle’s radio when he went off the side of the road, corrected to get back on and ended up in the northbound lane. He said Knuth saw the vehicle headed at her and turned the Ford away from it so that the Watson vehicle only struck a rear quarter panel.
    Ramsey said both drivers were wearing seatbelts and the accident remained under investigation on Tuesday.

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