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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

27-year-old Kettle Falls man dies in head-on collision near Loon Lake

A 27-year-old Kettle Falls man died in a head-on collision early Thursday morning on U.S. Highway 395 a mile north of Loon Lake.

Tyler Philp was driving a 2007 Toyota Camry around 12:35 a.m. south on the highway in the northbound lane when he hit a 1994 GMC Sierra heading north, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Philp died at the scene, and the driver of the Sierra, 26-year-old Spokane resident Jaden Stevens, was airlifted to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, WSP said. Stevens’ passenger was injured but refused treatment .

Philp was wearing a seat belt and Stevens was not, troopers said. Reckless driving caused the crash, they said, but it was not known whether drugs or alcohol were involved.