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Two killed in Monday collision

| September 27, 2022 10:52 AM

Two people were killed in a two-vehicle collision north of Priest River on Highway 57 on Monday afternoon, according to Idaho State Police.

ISP said that Priest River man, 47, was southbound in a 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup on the highway when the vehicle crossed left of center. A red 1996 GMC Sonoma pickup, driven by a Nordman male, 34, was traveling northbound and was struck head-on.

Neither driver was wearing a seatbelt, and both succumbed to their injuries at the scene, ISP officials said in a press release.

The collision was reported about 3:33 p.m. Monday near milepost 10.5 on Highway 57 in Bonner County.

Highway 57 in the area of the crash was partially blocked for approximately four-and-a-half hours.

Notifications to family have been made.

The incident remains under investigation.

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