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Post Falls man dies in Highway 95 accident

A Post Falls man died Thursday morning in a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 95 south of Sandpoint.

Darrel C. Kirking, 61, was pronounced dead at the scene, the Idaho State Police reported.

Barbara A. Farrington, 70, of Thompson Falls, Mont., was headed south on Highway 95 around 7:30 a.m. when her 2003 Ford Focus crossed into the northbound lane and collided with Kirking’s 1999 Ford Escort, the ISP said.

Kirking was wearing a seat belt.

Farrington, who was not wearing a seat belt, was injured and taken to Kootenai Medical Center.

The crash is under investigation.

Highway 95 was blocked for 2.5 hours.

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