IDAHO COUNTY -- A Meridian man died on Monday after he crashed his pickup on U.S. Highway 95 south of White Bird, according to Idaho State Police.
Officers say 68-year-old Richard Barnes drove his pickup off the road after trying to pass a semitrailer. According to reports, Barnes was towing a camp trailer while he tried to pass the semi, but came back into the lane too soon and was hit by the driver of the truck.
Police say his pick-up went off the road, down an embankment, and came to rest on its top.
Barnes died at the scene.
Police say wife, Prudence Barnes, was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Lewiston.
The semi driver was not hurt.