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Coeur d’Alene woman dies after semi crash

A Coeur d’Alene woman died this morning at Kootenai Medical Center after a car she was a passenger in hit a semi truck that ran a red light.

Vivian Scott, 88, was in a Chevrolet Monte Carlo driven by Samuel R. Whitaker, 65. They were traveling south on U.S. 95 when the vehicle struck a semi. The semi, driven by Bill T. Haughton, 74, was eastbound on Highway 53. Haughton failed to yield for a red light and was hit in the driver’s side fuel tank by Whitaker, according to Idaho State Police.

The truck leaked 30 gallons of fuel on the roadway, closing US 95 north of Hayden for nearly an hour and a half Thursday afternoon.