Idaho State Police Are Investigating A Fatal Accident At State Line (Photo KHQ's Patrick Erickson)
POST FALLS, Idaho -
UPDATE: A driver who was killed on Monday night has been identified as 59-year-old Walter W. Winward of Post Falls, Idaho. Winward was eastbound on I-90 at the State Line when he lost control of his car. Winward's car crossed the median and went into the westbound lanes of I-90 and collided with a pickup. Following that collision Winward's vehicle collided with another truck. Anyone who witnessed the crash is encouraged to contact the Idaho State Police at 208 209 8620.
Idaho State Police are investigating a fatal collision near the Washington/Idaho state line.
Police initially responded to the scene just after 6:00pm Monday night. At the time both lanes of westbound I-90 were blocked.
Idaho State Police say a car heading eastbound lost control, traveled across the median and struck a pickup truck traveling in the westbound lanes of I-90. The car was then struck again by another pickup truck. The driver of the car was taken to Kootenai Medical Center where they were later pronounced dead.
The driver of the first pickup truck was also taken to the hospital and we are told at this time he has non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the other truck was not injured.
Police closed down both lanes of westbound I-90 and one lane was eastbound I-90 to investigated the accident. It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the collision, but State Police say it does appear, based on the distance traveled and the collision itself, that speed was a factor.
Detours are in place and the highway is expected to be open by 11:00pm.
Friday, December 6 2013 2:18 PM EST2013-12-06 19:18:21 GMT
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