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One dead in fiery crash on Highway 53

Idaho State Police said one person died following a head on crash on Highway 53 near Knudson St, east of Rathdrum Wednesday night. 

Police said a silver 2003 Infiniti 4D, driven by an unidentified male, was traveling eastbound when it crossed the center line into oncoming traffic, striking a semi. The car was engulfed in flames upon hitting the semi. A nearby parked semi was also hit as a result of the crash.

The unidentified driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi, 55-year-old Greg Johnson, was taken to Kootenai Health. 

The identity of the driver will be released at a later time. 

 


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