Car crash on US 95 near Athol leaves one dead, two injured

ATHOL, Idaho — A person was killed and two were injured in a car crash on US 95 near Athol, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office is currently on scene, and one southbound lane is closed while they investigate.

Authorities say a car crossed the center median and struck another vehicle. Timberlake Fire and Northern Lakes Fire and medical responders arrived shortly after and declared one of the people dead, while two others were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

No names have been released yet as this is an ongoing investigation. Authorities urge caution while driving through the area.