June 28, 2010 in Idaho

Fiery collision near Moscow kills man, injures others

 

A 32-year-old Moscow man was killed Sunday night in a fiery head-on collision on U.S. Highway 95 in the south part of Moscow, Idaho State Police said.

Jonathan R. Wager died at the scene of the accident about 6:30 p.m.

Police said that Wager was headed north in the southbound lane when he collided with a vehicle driven by Kerry A. Wagner, 51, of Lewiston, who was taken to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. Wagner was reported in satisfactory condition there today.

Passengers in the Wagner vehicle were taken to Gritman Medical Center. They were identified as Rebecca R. Wagner, 50, Justin A. Wagner, 17, and Nathan W. Wagner, 18.

The two teens were treated at Gritman and released. Rebecca Wagner was listed in good condition today, a Gritman spokeswoman said.

Police said that Wagner was headed south in a 1995 Ford pickup when the accident occurred five miles south of the intersection of U.S. 95 and Idaho state Highway 8.

The drivers apparently sought to avoid a crash but ended up steering into each other, colliding head on and causing both vehicles to catch fire. Wager was in a 1994 Mazda pickup.

The highway was blocked for several hours.

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