Monday, June 7, 2021

Fatality Crash i90 @ 22

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District 1 Patrol 615 West Wilbur Ave. Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
(208) 209-8620
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For Immediate Release: <06/07/21 2:22PM>
Please direct questions to the District Office

On June 7th, 2021, at approximately 8:38 AM, the Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle crash on westbound Interstate 90 near milepost 22. This is just east of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

A blue 2005 GMC Sierra, driven by Edward L. Phillips, 74 of Port Angeles, Washington was traveling westbound Interstate 90 near milepost 22, when he began slowing to a stop due to a hazard in the roadway. Alvin S. Lauter, 86, of Chicago, Illinois, was also traveling westbound behind Mr. Phillips in a blue 2019 Ford Escape. Mr. Lauter failed to stop for Phillips' slowing vehicle, when Mr. Lauter's vehicle struck the back of Phillips' vehicle. Both vehicles came to rest blocking the left hand lane. Mr. Lauter was not wearing a seatbelt and succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Mr. Phillips and his passenger were both wearing seatbelts and were treated and released at the scene. Next of kin has been notified, and investigation continues.