Crash shuts down Highway 95 lanes

Posted at 1:31 PM, Jul 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-05 15:31:15-04

Idaho State Police troopers are investigating a single-vehicle crash on northbound on U.S. Highway 95 near New Meadows.

It happened about 6 a.m. Tuesday.

The ISP says Ryan Granlund, 32 of Ephrata, Washington, fell asleep while driving northbound on U.S. Highway 95 in a 2003 Dodge Ram pickup. “He drifted across the southbound lanes into a borrow pit, paralleled the highway for 100 yards and collided with a power pole. The power pole snapped and fell, blocking both the north and southbound lanes of the highway with live wires,” according to an Idaho State Police news release.

Both Granlund, and his passenger, Lasean Burdue-Troxclair, 25, also of Ephrata, Washington, were able to get safely out of the vehicle. Neither were wearing seatbelts, the release said, and both were transported to St. Luke's McCall Medical Center by ground ambulance.

Both the northbound and southbound lanes were blocked for some three hours Tuesday morning.

Idaho Power is still on the scene and the highway is down to one lane, while crews repair the downed power line.

The Idaho Transportation Department is supplying traffic control.

Officials do not yet know when all lanes will be open.