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4 injured in motorcycle crash near Fourth of July Pass

UPDATED: Mon., May 25, 2020

Four people were injured in a motorcycle crash that briefly closed Interstate 90 east of Coeur d’Alene late Monday morning.

Four motorcyclists were riding west on I-90 near Fourth of July Pass just before noon on Memorial Day when the collision occurred, the Idaho State Police said in a news release.

James H. Pound, 52, of Sagle, Idaho, was riding a 2008 Harley-Davidson. He bumped into Christopher W. Loll, 52, of Sandpoint, who was riding a 2015 Victoria, ISP said.

Loll’s motorcycle then crashed into the center divider, and Loll landed on the eastbound shoulder.

Robert E. Shaw, 62, of Show Low, Arizona, was driving a 2006 Harley-Davidson with passenger Melissa K. Shaw, 52, of Spirit Lake, Idaho, behind Pound and Loll.

Shaw attempted to avoid the motorcycles, but struck Pound’s bike, ISP said.

All four riders were wearing helmets and were transported to Kootenai Health hospital by ambulance.

Westbound lanes on Interstate 90 were blocked for approximately 30 to 45 minutes while one eastbound lane was blocked for about an hour. According to the news release, the investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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