Deadly accident near Clearwater River Casino claims life of man

Deadly accident near Clearwater River Casino claims life of man »Play Video
Hwy 95 intersection near Clearwater River Casino remains deadly.
LEWISTON, ID - A man is dead after a crash last weekend near the Clearwater River Casino.

It's an intersection that's proving to be one of the more dangerous in the area. Idaho State Police report 80-year old Virginia McIntosh was on Nez Perce Road at the south entrance to the casino when she turned nouthbound onto Highway-95 in front of oncoming traffic, and was hit by a car driven by 17-year old Dallas Boyd of Lapwai.

Boyd, Viriginia McIntosh, and McIntosh's husband Virgil were all injured and taken to St. Joseph's Medical Center. Virgil McIntosh died from his injuries at the hospital.

Traffic Engineer Jared Hopkins of the Idaho Transportation Department said the Nez Perce Tribe is in the intermediate stages of developing an overpass for that dangerous region.

"I know this location is particularly difficult because the river is so close so there's a lot of environmental concerns," said Hopkins.

Though the roadways are state and county regulated, in this case, Nez Perce Tribe developers increased the flow of traffic. They're responsible for paying for the overpass if that's what they decide to build. The intersection in that area is ranked as the 22nd most dangerous in the five county region. The intersection of Nez Perce Drive and Thain Road is ranked as the most dangerous in the district.