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.
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