Lapwai Road & Kodiak Lane

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LEWISTON, ID - Just before 10:00 p.m. on Monday, Nez Perce County Sheriff's Deputies were called to an injury collision at the M.L. Albright and Sons rock pit on Lapwai Road.  According to a press release, when deputies arrived on scene, a silver 2002 Ford Taurus was upside down on top of pipes in the rock pit.

One of the passengers, a juvenile female, was ejected from the vehicle.  She was conscious and breathing when deputies arrived on scene.  Another passenger, Cameron Smith, was laying next to the vehicle on the pipes. He was also conscious and breathing.  The driver, Logan Crozier, was trapped inside the vehicle.  Extrication tools were used to get him out of the vehicle.  All three were transported to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.  Smith would eventually be sent via Life Flight to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.

After the preliminary investigation, deputies believe Crozier was traveling westbound on Lapwai Road, above the speed limit, and did not slow down for the corner just past Kodiak Lane.  He then lost control and the vehicle and veered off of the road sideways, flipping over and hitting a piece of equipment before landing on the pipes.  Alcohol may have also been a factor in the collision.  The incident is still under investigation.