A fatal three-car accident closed both directions of U.S. Highway 95 for about two hours this afternoon at the Spokane River Bridge.
The Idaho State Police reports that Stephen L. Pedersen, 60, was driving north when he crossed the centerline and collided head on with a car driven by Leonard G. Hammrich, 74, of Hayden Lake. Pedersen, a resident of Coeur d’Alene, was killed. Hammrich was taken to Kootenai Health for treatment of his injuries.
The third vehicle involved, driven by Coeur d’Alene resident Adam Jacobson, 35, was driving north behind Pedersen. Jacobson was not injured.