Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Clear Day 32° Clear
News >  Pacific NW

Early morning semi-truck vs car crash in Rathdrum sends one person to the hospital

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 19, 2020

An early morning collision Wednesday involving a semitruck and an SUV south of Rathdrum sent one person to the hospital.

The Idaho State Police responded to a crash on State Highway 53 just south of Rathdrum at milepost 8 just before 3 a.m.

A 1996 Chevy Trailblazer had been traveling east and crossed left of center hitting a 2020 Freightliner semi truck head on, ISP said in a statement.

The driver of the Trailblazer was taken to Kootenai Health but later transferred to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. The injured driver’s condition has not been disclosed.

The driver of the semi was not injured, according to ISP. Both drivers were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

The roadway was blocked for more than 3 hours before reopening. ISP said the investigation into the crash is ongoing.

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.

Subscribe to the Coronavirus newsletter

Get the day’s latest Coronavirus news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter.


Annual health and dental insurance enrollment period open now

 (Courtesy Washington Healthplanfinder)
Sponsored

2020 has been a stressful year for myriad reasons.