Collision claims life of Boundary County couple

Updated 2:52 p.m. Wednesday, July 3 ~ The Idaho State Police are continuing to investigate this three-vehicle fatality collision which occurred on US 95 near milepost 497 on June 29, 2024, in Boundary County, Idaho. The ISP has located the dark-colored pick-up in question, and appreciate the public’s assistance on this case. Investigators are encouraging anyone else who may have witnessed the collision, or have any other additional information about the vehicles involved, to please contact ISP at (208) 209-8620.

Updated 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 2 ~ Idaho State Police is requesting information or any camera footage on a dark blue Ford F-150 pickup truck that was witnessed turning westbound onto Schoolhouse Road from the northbound lane on US95 around the time of the crash on Saturday, June 29. Any witnesses please call (208) 209-8730.

Updated 5:04 p.m. July 1 ~ ISP reports that Sue Hall, 71, Bonners Ferry, has succumbed to her injuries.

Idaho State Police is investigating a three-vehicle fatal crash that occurred just before 4:57 p.m. Saturday, June 29, on US Highway 95 near mile post 497, Naples. A 24-year-old male from Surrey, British Columbia, was driving a 2023 red Freightliner with a reefer trailer and lost control when he had to brake suddenly to avoid stopped vehicles.

The semi skidded into the southbound lane, striking two passenger vehicles head on.

The first vehicle impacted was a white 2019 Toyota SUV driven by 73-year-old Lester Hall with passenger Sue Hall, 71, both of Paradise Valley. Mr. Hall succumbed to his injuries at the scene; Mrs. Hall was life flighted to Kootenai Medical, Coeur d’Alene, in critical condition.

The second passenger vehicle struck was a white 2011 Kia Sorento driven by a 33-year-old man from Athol. He sustained minor injuries and was treated and released at the scene; the commercial driver was uninjured.

Everyone involved was wearing their seatbelts. The highway was fully blocked for nearly five hours. Next of kin has been notified. The crash remains under investigation by the Idaho State Police. Assisting agencies: Boundary County Sheriff, South Boundary EMS, Boundary County Ambulance, Bonners Ferry Police Department, and Office of Emergency Management.