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Second person dies at hospital days after fatal Spirit Lake crash

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 27, 2019

From staff reports

A second person has died after a crash north of Spirit Lake on Sunday that left one person dead the scene, Idaho State Police said.

A Chevy SUV, driven by John W. Hampton, 50, of Spirit Lake, was traveling northbound at the 5700 block of Spirit Lake Cutoff Road when he crossed the center line while rounding a curve and struck a Ford truck, driven by Josiah N. Thompson, 44, of Spirit Lake, according to ISP.

Hampton, whose vehicle overturned in a ditch, died at the scene, according to ISP. The other occupants of the SUV, Dawn M. Hampton, 39, and a juvenile passenger, were transported by ambulance to Kootenai Health. A second juvenile passenger, who was airlifted to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, died from her injuries at the hospital.

Thompson’s vehicle came to rest in the road and he was not seriously injured, according to ISP.

All of the people involved in the crash were wearing seat belts, according to ISP.

ISP said Wednesday the crash was still under investigation.

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