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Post Falls man airlifted to hospital Sunday after being struck on Highway 95 north of Athol

UPDATED: Sun., July 21, 2019

A Post Falls man was hit by a truck on U.S. Highway 95 near Athol, Idaho, Sunday afternoon as he tried to get a lost item off the roadway.

Nicholas Eloe, 19, pulled his Ford pickup onto the southbound shoulder of U.S. Highway 95, five miles north of Athol. He got out of the truck and walked into the roadway to retrieve a lost item, according to a news release from the Idaho State Police.

A Toyota Tacoma, heading south, hit Eloe. The highway was partially blocked for two hours, according to ISP.

Eloe was airlifted to Sacred Heart Medical Center.

The occupants of the Toyota, Emma Hustis and an unidentified passenger, were wearing seat belts and not injured.

The incident is still under investigation.

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