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Fatal crash EB SH53 near MP5 just west of Rathdrum

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District 1 Patrol 615 West Wilbur Ave. Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
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For Immediate Release: 02/28/2024 10:30 am
Please direct questions to the District Office

The Idaho State Police is investigating a two-vehicle fatal collision that occurred at 3:46 PM on 3/17/24 in Kootenai County, Idaho. The crash occurred on State Highway 53 near mile post 5, just west of Rathdrum.

A 25 year old male, from Post Falls, Idaho, was driving a blue 1994 Ford Bronco, eastbound on State Highway 53, when he went left of center and entered the westbound lane. A 24 year old female, from Spokane Valley, Washington, driving a 2009 Toyota Camry, was traveling westbound on State Highway 53. The Ford Bronco struck the Toyota Camry head-on.

The driver of the Ford Bronco was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. The driver of the Bronco was pronounced deceased on scene. The driver of the Toyota Camry was wearing her seatbelt and was transported to the hospital via ground ambulance.

State Highway 53 was blocked for approximately 2 hours. The crash remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

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