Idaho man killed in crash, girl escapes flipped car before it catches fire

Idaho man killed in crash, girl escapes flipped car before it catches fire
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A 69-year-old Cottonwood man died Saturday morning when his car went off the road and rolled near Kamiah. His young female passenger was able to escape the crash before the car caught fire.

According to Idaho State Police, a 2006 Jeep Cherokee driven Douglas Hurlburt went off US12 7 miles west of Kamiah, “due to an unknown reason,” around 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 16.

The car hit a rock wall, flipped several times, and came to a rest on its roof. The girl, described only as a ‘female juvenile,’ crawled out of the upside down car. Someone driving by stopped to help get Hurlburt out and was able to pull him away as the car caught fire.

CPR was attempted to save Hurlburt, but was unsuccessful. The girl was taken to Clearwater Valley Hospital where she was treated for minor injuries.

According to ISP, both Hurlburt and the female passenger were wearing their seatbelts. Investigators are working to figure out what caused the crash.

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