An 18-year-old Haines man was treated and released from a Boise hospital after the pickup truck he was driving near Haines struck a flatbed trailer parked on the side of Shurtleff Road Wednesday evening, July 21.

Eric Newman was driving a 1998 Dodge pickup, and he had to be extricated after the crash, said Ashley McClay, public information officer for the Baker County Sheriff’s Office. The incident was reported at 5:11 p.m.

Newman was taken by LifeFlight helicopter to Saint Alphonsus Hospital in Boise, where he was treated and released, according to Mark Snider, a spokesman for the hospital.

The Haines Fire Protection District, Baker City Fire Department and Baker County Sheriff’s Office all responded to the scene.

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