Priest River man dies in side-by-side crash

PRIEST RIVER, Idaho – A 63-year-old Priest River man died in a side-by-side crash Thursday night. 

Idaho State Police said the crash happened on Freeman Lake Road, just west of Priest River. 

The man was driving westbound, lost control and was ejected from the Yamaha side-by-side. He was not wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene. 

ISP said evidence found on the scene indicates drugs or alcohol may have contributed to the crash.