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Posted on: August 19, 2021

Press Release – Single Vehicle Crash North of Smiley Creek

Hardin-Peterson Crash photo

On Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at approximately 3:03 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff deputies responded to a single vehicle crash on Highway 75 near milepost 167, approximately 1 ½ miles north of Smiley Creek Lodge, in northern Blaine County, Idaho.

Crash scene investigation determined that Laura Hardin-Peterson, age 61 of Corvallis, OR, was traveling southbound on State Hwy 75 in a grey 2011 Toyota Highlander. While negotiating an outside left hand curve in the roadway, the Toyota’s passenger's side wheels left the roadway, and the vehicle traveled off the southbound shoulder through the barrow pit, striking a culvert and side swiping a power pole.

Hardin-Peterson was flown from the scene by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise, Idaho. The vehicle sustained major damages and was towed from the scene. It is unknown if Hardin-Peterson was wearing a seatbelt.

Sheriff Steve Harkins

Posted: 12:30 p.m. on August 19, 2021

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