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Pile-up injures three on U.S. Highway 95

Wed., April 7, 2010

Three people were hospitalized at Kootenai Medical Center after a five-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 95 between Hayden and Athol.

Edward L. Spitzer, 88, of Spirit Lake, was driving south about 2:11 p.m. when he lost control of his Chevrolet Blazer and struck head-on a Chrysler PT Cruiser driven by Dawn E. Nolan, 44, of Rathdrum, before hitting another vehicle, the Idaho State Police said.

Nolan’s car and the other vehicle then struck two more vehicles.

Nolan and Dennis L. Jarchow, 68, of Spokane, were treated and released at KMC. Spitzer was in fair condition, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Two other drivers were uninjured in the crash. Spitzer was cited for driving too fast for conditions.

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