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Truck crashes into ambulance south of Coeur d’Alene; DUI suspected

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 5:05 p.m.

Deb Wilkey at Kootenai Medical Center nurse inspects the new Worley ambulance purchased by Kootenai County. A seperate Kootenai County ambulence was involved in a crash on U.S. Highway 95 on Thursday night. All people involved were treated and subsequently released from hospital. (ID)
Deb Wilkey at Kootenai Medical Center nurse inspects the new Worley ambulance purchased by Kootenai County. A seperate Kootenai County ambulence was involved in a crash on U.S. Highway 95 on Thursday night. All people involved were treated and subsequently released from hospital. (ID)

A truck crashed into an ambulance five miles south of Coeur d’Alene on Thursday night. The driver of the truck was arrested for a allegedly driving under the influence.

Everyone in the ambulance was sent to the hospital, treated and released, according to a news release from Idaho State Police.

At about 9:53 p.m. on U.S. Highway 95, Matthew T Johnson, 24, of Park City, Utah was driving a 2017 Ford Raptor truck southbound when he crashed into the Kootenai County EMS ambulance, which was driving northbound.

Johnson was also sent to the hospital and released, according to a spokesperson for Kootenai Health. He was booked into Kootenai County Jail, according to jail records, and was released after paying his bond.

Idaho State Police are investigating the crash.

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