Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Fatal Crash WB I90@61, Wallace

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District 1 Patrol 615 West Wilbur Ave. Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
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For Immediate Release: 01/23/19 14:41
Please direct questions to the District Office

On January 23, 2019 at approximately 11:56 am a fatal crash occurred on I90 at milepost 61, in Wallace, Idaho. A white 2005 Ford Ranger pickup driven by Keith M. Coleman, 61, of Kellogg, Idaho, was entering westbound I90 from exit 61 when he failed to yield to oncoming traffic. Both westbound lanes were occupied by two semi-tractor trailer units. Coleman lost control of his vehicle and crossed in front of a 2015 Freightliner pulling a trailer driven by Richard C Lamphere, 63, of Farmington, New Mexico. Coleman struck the median barrier head on then bounced back into the fast lane in front of Lamphere who then sideswiped Coleman. Coleman was transported to Shoshone Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. Lamphere was not injured. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts.