Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Fatal crash 12/19/19 SB US95@419 CDA area

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District 1 Patrol 615 West Wilbur Ave. Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
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For Immediate Release: 12/24/2019 0930
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Thursday, December 19, 2019, around 6:47 AM, the Idaho State Police responded to a report of a two-vehicle head-on crash on US95 milepost 419, between Coeur d'Alene and Worley. A tan 2001 Toyota Avalon, driven by James Leslie (85 year old male of Kalispell, MT) was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes. After several other vehicles attempted to warn Leslie, a head-on collision occurred with his vehicle and a loaded 1995 Kenworth logging truck, driven by Robert Henson (49 year old male of Troy, MT). Leslie was transported by ground ambulance to Kootenai Health, where he succumbed to his injuries on December 22, 2019. Henson was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. Leslie was not wearing a seat belt. The roadway was blocked for approximately two hours. Next of kin for Leslie has been notified.