Accident on I-90 near Coeur d’Alene halts traffic for hours

Accident on I-90 near Coeur d’Alene halts traffic for hours

An accident Saturday morning on Interstate 90 at milepost 19 near Coeur d’Alene blocked both directions of the freeway for approximately 4.5 hours, according to the Idaho State Patrol.

Russell Maggio, an 82-year-old man from Henderson, Nevada, was driving eastbound when his camp trailer that was being pulled by his 1984 Ford Econoline van, began to fish tail causing his van to do the same.

As a result, the van and trailer flipped onto their sides, hitting the concrete barriers, and pushing three of them into westbound lanes.

The displaced concrete barriers struck the car of Kayla Hamlin, 30-years-old from Osburn, Idaho, who was driving westbound at the same. This caused Hamlin to crash into a motorhome driven by Dale Gauer, a 65-year-old man from East Helena, Montana, and his passenger Mollye Gauer, also 65-years-old.

Maggio and his passenger were transported to Kootenai Health with minor injuries.

Hamlin, Gauer, and Gauer’s passenger, Mollye Gauer, were not injured. Everybody involved was wearing their seatbelts.

The Idaho Transpiration Department was able to respond with a front-end loader to replace the concrete barriers that were taken out from the overturned trailer.