News Briefs: July 2
Quincy man critically injured in car accident
A 57-year-old Quincy man was critically injured Monday in a single-vehicle accident southeast of Quincy.
Daniel Lee lost control of a 1968 Chevrolet pickup while driving east on Road 8 NW, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office. Lee’s truck left the road to the south, struck an embankment and rolled once. Lee was ejected and landed in an irrigation canal. The accident was reported at 5:30 p.m.
Lee was transported by ambulance to Quincy Valley Medical Center and later flown by MedStar to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, where his injuries are said to be life-threatening. He remains in critical condition there.
The accident is under investigation by the Grant County Sheriff’s Motor Traffic Unit.
Bystander hurt in Quincy plane crash
A small plane attempting to take off from a roadway in the 6000 block of Road R Northwest failed to get of the ground about 6:40 a.m. Friday and crashed into a yard, injuring a bystander, said a report from the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Tom Jones said Rebecca J. Gregg of Quincy, 57, was injured when the plane — a homemade Zenith CH701 single-engine light aircraft — hit a row of arborvitae bushes and veered into the woman, who was standing nearby taking pictures of the attempted flight.
Gregg was transported to Quincy Valley Medical Center and treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The plane was piloted by Randall W. Grandpre of Osburn, Idaho. He was attempting to use Road R NW as a runway. A field that he would have normally used as a runway was muddy, Grandpre said. He was not injured. A 13-year-old female passenger in the plane received a minor leg injury and was treated and released at the scene, Jones said. The plane never lifted off the ground before it crashed into the yard at 6141 Road R NW.