Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Day 48° Partly Cloudy
News >  Crime/Public Safety

One dead in semitruck crash in Coeur d’Alene Tuesday morning

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 27, 2020

A Freightliner semitruck hit a small sedan in the early morning hours Tuesday leaving one dead and two hospitalized.

At about 1:45 a.m. the Idaho State Police were called to a car crash on the northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 95 approaching Appleway Avenue, according to a news release from police.

Jason Hirschel, 29, from Rathdrum was driving a 2020 Freightliner semitruck pulling two trailers north on the highway, where there is a flashing yellow traffic signal at Appleway Avenue.

Jordan Sieverding, 18, from Coeur d’Alene was driving a 2015 Hyundai Elantra east on Appleway with two passengers, approaching the highway. At the intersection there is a flashing red light for eastbound traffic, according to ISP.

Sieverding failed to stop at the light, police said and was hit by Hirschel’s truck on the passenger side.

Sieverding and passenger Orion Trask, 19, were taken to Kootenai Health hospital. Bayli Sieverding, 20, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts but police say it’s unknown if the passengers were as well.

The intersection of Highway 95 and Appleway was blocked for about five hours, the Idaho State Police said. An 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.

Active Person

Subscribe to the Coronavirus newsletter

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