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One Person Killed After Vehicle Falls 300 Feet Down Embankment

SHOSHONE COUNTY, Idaho - One person is dead and another injured after rolling their vehicle down a 300 foot embankment Saturday afternoon.

Authorities say 24-year-old Ryan Scales and 25-year-old Forrest Greenfield, both of Mullan, were driving with a group of vehicles on the mountain roads of the Compressor District near Mullan. During the drive, Scales failed to negotiate the roadway and rolled his vehicle down the embankment.

The Shoshone County Sheriff's Office, along with Mullan Ambulance personnel, arrived at the scene just after 4:45 PM. However, due to the isolated location of the crash and snow blanketing the area, medical personnel had to abandon their ambulance and be escorted to the scene with a vehicle capable of driving the snow covered roads.

About half an hour later, medics began to descend on the crash site as they provided medical treatment for the two victims. Scales was severely injured during the crash and despite the best efforts of medical personnel, died from his injuries. Greenfield was also injured in the crash, however the extent of the his injuries are unknown at this time.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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