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Head-on collision near Potlatch sends 2 to hospital

Tue., Feb. 18, 2014, 8:20 a.m.

Two women were taken to the hospital Monday evening after a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 95 near Potlatch, the Idaho State Police said.

Laurel A. Flerchinger, 23, of Clarkston, was driving north on the highway when she crossed the center line around 5:30 p.m., according to a news release. Flerchinger’s late-model Toyota sedan struck the 2000 Subaru sedan driven by Alesha K. Barr, 19, of Pinehurst.

Both women were injured and taken to Gritman Medical Center in Moscow. The two woman had been treated and released from the hospital Tuesday morning, a spokesman said.

Flerchinger and Barr were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash, according to the news release. The highway was closed for around 3 hours Monday evening while police and emergency personnel cleared the scene.

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