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Truck hits 2 Litehouse workers, kills 1

Two employees of Litehouse Foods near Sandpoint were struck by a pickup truck while on a lunchtime walk Thursday. One was killed and one was critically injured, the Idaho State Police said. The workers were walking along McGhee Road just north of the Litehouse headquarters in the former Coldwater Creek complex in Ponderay, Litehouse CEO Jim Frank said. “They were on their lunch break and just went for a walk,” Frank said.

The employee who died has been identified as 61-year-old Katherine K. Stelzer of Mead. Her co-worker, 50-year-old Zualita L. Updike, was airlifted to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. The driver of the Chevy Silverado truck that struck the women is 22-year-old Peter F. Goullette of Sandpoint, according to the ISP. McGhee Road was closed for five hours while ISP investigated the crash. Investigators have not yet determined if Goullette will face criminal charges, said ISP spokeswoman Teresa Baker/SR. More here (subscription required).

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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