Fatal Crash Elmira railroad crossing off US95 near 490.1

“Idaho State Police PRESS RELEASE —————————–

DATE:  August 25, 2015   TIME: 5:22 PM    LOCATION: Elmira railroad crossing off of US95 near milepost 490.1

ASSISTING AGENCIES: Bonner County

VEHICLE  #1
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DRIVER    Lee, James R     AGE 67
ADDRESS  Auburn, California
INJURIES? Fatal
HOSPITAL/LOCATION TAKEN Kootenai Health
VEHICLE YEAR  2002    VEHICLE MAKE Ford  VEHICLE MODEL Pickup
WRECKER  Northwest Auto Body
SEATBELTS/HELMET WORN? Yes

INCIDENT NARRATIVE:    Lee was traveling eastbound on Elmira road in his pickup when he failed to stop for  the crossing at the Union Pacific railroad tracks and was struck by a northbound train on the passenger side.  He was the only occupant of the vehicle and was flown to Kootenai Health where he succumbed to his injuries.  Investigation is ongoing.”

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