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U.S. 95 fatal accident under investigation

TUESDAY, NOV. 10, 2009, 8:11 A.M.

Idaho State Police today continued their investigation into a two-car head-on crash that killed a 43-year-old man on U.S. Highway 95 near Athol and blocked traffic for about 2½ hours Monday.

Michael L. Johns, of Athol, died at the scene of the 5:15 p.m. crash, according police. The driver of the other car, 27-year-old Jayme Ruben Shottanana, of Bonners Ferry, was taken to Kootenai Medical Center for injuries and was reported in fair condition today.

Johns was driving a 1995 Dodge Intrepid. Shottanana was in a 2002 Jeep Liberty. Troopers reported that alcohol consumption may be a factor in the collision, they were working late Monday to sort out evidence to determine how the crash occurred, including direction of travel for each vehicle.

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