Monday, February 4, 2019

Injury crash SH53 near Atlas road, Rathdrum, ID

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District 1 Patrol 615 West Wilbur Ave. Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
(208) 209-8620
Fax (208) 209-8619

For Immediate Release: 02/04/19 3:15 PM
Please direct questions to the District Office

On February 4th, 2019, approximately 1:10 p.m., an injury crash occurred on State Highway 53 near Atlas road, east of Rathdrum, Idaho. A red 2006 Dodge pickup driven by Charlene M. Larson, 54, of Rathdrum, Idaho, was traveling southbound on Atlas road. Larson failed to yield at the stop sign at the intersection of State Highway 53. Roger A. Schroeder, 52, of Kalispell, Montana, was traveling westbound on State Highway 53 in a 2019 Kenworth tractor pulling two trailers. Schroeder struck Larson's vehicle in the intersection. Schroeder's rear trailer rolled over, spilling the full load of lumber. Matthew Diel, 47, of Sandpoint, Idaho, was traveling eastbound on State Highway 53 in a white 2011 Subaru Legacy. Diel's vehicle was struck by the lumber from Schroeder's trailer. Larson and Schroeder were both transported to Kootenai Health with injuries. Diel was not injured. The highway was blocked for approximately 1 hour. One lane of travel is open and traffic is alternating between eastbound and westbound at this time. Cleanup is expected to finish in approximately 3 hours. Avoid the area if possible.