Rathdrum man killed, teenage son in hospital after crash - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Rathdrum man killed, teenage son in hospital after crash

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RATHDRUM, Idaho -

A Rathdrum man is dead and his teenage son is in the hospital after Kootenai County Sheriff's Deputies say they crashed their pickup truck early Saturday morning.

Deputies say when they arrived at the crash near East Chilco Road and North Hope Valley Road, they found the body of 37-year-old Brian L. Messerly near the crash.

Crews found Messerly's 13-year-old son badly hurt near their crashed pickup truck, and he was flown to Kootenai Health.

Deputies say their early investigation shows the Messerlys were eastbound on Chilco Road at a high rate of speed when the pickup truck they were driving left the road and rolled several times. Neither man was wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

Deputies say they don't know yet whether drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash, but they're reminding people to always wear a seat belt in a car or truck.  

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