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Head-on crash leaves motorcyclist in critical condition

Thu., Sept. 8, 2011, 5:53 p.m.

A motorcyclist is in critical condition after a head-on collision about 1:25 p.m. today on Highway 95 in Sagle.

Lawrence E. Barber, 60, of Twin Falls, Idaho, was taken to Kootenai Medical Center for injuries suffered in the crash, according to an Idaho State Police news release.

Tajh P. Lecompte, 33, who was southbound in a Chevy Silverado, was in the left turn lane and turned left in front of Barber, who was northbound on a Suzuki motorcycle, the news release said. The vehicles struck head-on in the northbound lane.

Lecompte, of Elton, La., was taken to Bonner General Hospital, where he is in stable condition.

Barber was wearing a helmet when the crash occurred, the news release said.

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