North Idaho

Idaho man killed after crashing car into tree

KAMIAH, Idaho - A Nezperce, Idaho man was killed when he drive his car into a tree Saturday afternoon. 

The Idaho State Police say 62-year-old Roy Gehrke was driving on SH64 near Kamiah, Idaho just after 4:00pm when he lost control of the vehicle, went off the road and struck a tree. 

He was transported to the hospital by LifeFlight, but later succumbed to his injuries. 

ISP says Gehrke was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and that alcohol was a factor. 


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