Crash blocks all lanes of US 95 near Tensed

Idaho State Police have confirmed one driver is dead and two others are in the hospital with serious injuries in a crash near Tensed on Friday.

According to ISP, a pickup truck collided with a semi truck on US 95 at milepost 378 in Benewah County around 1 p.m.

Troopers said both trucks were fully engulfed in fire and the driver of the pickup truck died at the scene. The driver of the semi truck, 53-year-old Walter Chappell, was air lifted to the hospital, and the truck’s passenger, 49-year-old Danny Moore, was transported by ambulance.

Northbound and southbound lanes of US 95 are blocked while investigation continues.

The crash this afternoon on US95 @ milepost 378 in Tensed was a fatality crash with 2 other serious injuries. pic.twitter.com/BGqEttwSAl

— Idaho State Police (@ispdistrict1) August 3, 2019

Drivers are asked to avoid the area.