A woman is dead and a man is behind bars after a crash involving a truck and motorcycle Friday night near Spirit Lake.
Idaho State Police said Jonathan A. Smith, 25, was traveling south on state Highway 41 in a Dodge Dakota when he turned onto a side road near milepost 16 in front of Mark Kondash, 49, who was northbound on a Harley Davidson.
Kondash and his passenger Alyana C. Wright, 48, hit the truck’s passenger side and were thrown from the bike. Wright died at the scene, according to ISP, and Kondash was transported to Kootenai Health.
Both Newport residents were wearing helmets, ISP said.
Smith, a Spirit Lake resident, was unharmed and arrested on suspicion of DUI, according to a Kootenai County Jail log.
According to the jail log, Smith faces charges of vehicular manslaughter, aggravated DUI, possession of a controlled substance, open container and intent to destroy, alter or conceal evidence.
Smith pleaded guilty to a DUI charge in 2014, according to court records.