Monday, August 19, 2019

***UPDATE*** Fatality crash US95 milepost 425.8 south of Coeur d'Alene

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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: 08/14/19 14:30
Please direct questions to the District Office

***Update -Nicholas S. Spooner, 25, of St. Maries, Idaho succumbed to his injuries on August 15th, 2019****

On August 14, 2019, at approximately 8:15 a.m. an injury crash occurred on US95 near milepost 426, three miles south of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. A 2014 Peterbuilt tractor and trailer driven by Wilbert K. Kahoonei, 56, of Puyallup, Washington was traveling southbound on US95 negotiating a right-hand curve when his trailer disconnected. A gray 2015 Nissan Altima driven by Nicholas S. Spooner, 25, of St. Maries, Idaho was traveling northbound on US95 and collided head on with the disconnected trailer in the northbound lane of travel. Both Nicholas Spooner and his passenger, Timothy P. Spooner, 59, of St. Maries, Idaho were transported to Kootenai Health. The Peterbuilt driver, Wilbert Kahoonei, and his passenger Darnelle I. Kahoonei, 51, of Graham, Washington were not injured in the crash. All occupants in both vehicles were wearing their seatbelts. The highway was blocked for approximately four hours.