Hunter dies in ATV accident | News
The Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office reports an overdue horn hunter in the area of North Tom Beall Road was found dead this morning by search and rescue crews.
Deputies were notified of the missing man last night, identified as 42-year-old Gerald Lee Hieb of Lapwai. He was reported to be on an ATV and had not returned home. At 7:00 a.m. this morning, the Nez Perce County Mounted Posse was also contacted to aid in the search.
"Mr. Hieb was located at the scene of an ATV accident near the area where he was reported overdue. It appeared that Mr. Hieb had rolled his ATV and sustained fatal injuries in the accident. Mr. Hieb was alone at the time of the accident other than his two dogs that were not injured," said the Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Office.