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St. Maries men injured in Wednesday crash with detached semi-truck trailer remain in critical condition

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019

A semi-truck trailer came unhitched, drifted into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on into a car on U.S. Route 95, south of Coeur d’Alene on Wedensday morning. Two male occupants were taken to the hospital in critical condition, said Chris Schenck, spokesman for Idaho State Police. (Will Campbell / The Spokesman-Review)
A semi-truck trailer came unhitched, drifted into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on into a car on U.S. Route 95, south of Coeur d’Alene on Wedensday morning. Two male occupants were taken to the hospital in critical condition, said Chris Schenck, spokesman for Idaho State Police. (Will Campbell / The Spokesman-Review)

Two men from St. Maries, Idaho, who were hit by a detached semi-truck trailer on Wednesday remained hospitalized in critical condition on Thursday, according to a Kootenai Health spokesperson.

Nicholas S. Spooner, 25, and Timothy P. Spooner, 59, were driving north on U.S. Route 95 when they were struck head-on by the trailer, causing their car to wedge underneath it.

Idaho State Police Spokesman Tim Marsano said the investigation is ongoing and details about the cause of the trailer becoming unhitched were not available as of Thursday afternoon and likely won’t be available for about two weeks.

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