WSP Fatal Collision Update US 2 at Milepost 329

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DATE: 20170505    TIME: 1529    INV UNIT: 362 – TROOPER K WITT

LOCATION:N2 MP329  FOUR MILES SOUTH OF NEWPORT

COUNTY:PEND OREILLE    COLLISION REPORT NUMBER:SECTOR   CASE FILE:17012832

NBR VEH: 02    CARS: 01    TRUCKS: 01    MOTORCYCLES: 00   PEDESTRIANS: 00

NBR INJ: 03    DECEASED: 01              DRUGS OR ALCOHOL INVOLVED: NO

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NAME: NICHOLS, BRADEN C    AGE: 18 YEARS    SEX:M    MC ENDORSEMENT: N/A

CITY: NEWPORT  DRIVER VEH 01  BELT/HELMET: YES-RESTRAINT USED

INJ/DISP: INJURED  TRANSPORTED BY AMBULANCE TO SACRED HEART HOSPITAL

VEH1: 1994 HONDA ACCORD

DAMAGE/DISP: TOTALLED  IMPOUNDED TO NEWPORT TOWING

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NAME: FITZGERALD, STEPHEN B    AGE: 45 YEARS    SEX:M    MC ENDORSEMENT: N/A

CITY: VALLEY  DRIVER VEH 02  BELT/HELMET: YES-RESTRAINT USED

INJ/DISP: NOT INJURED

VEH2: 2007 KENWORTH TRACTOR WITH EQUIPMENT TRAILER

DAMAGE/DISP: TOTALLED  TOWED BY NEWPORT TOWING

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NAME: GRAY, LILLY M    AGE: 18 YEARS    SEX:F    MC ENDORSEMENT: N/A

CITY: NEWPORT  PASSENGER VEH 01  BELT/HELMET: NO

INJ/DISP: INJURED  TRANSPORTED BY LIFEFLIGHT TO SACRED HEART HOSPITAL

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NAME: WARNER, MICHAEL D    AGE: 17 YEARS    SEX:M    MC ENDORSEMENT: N/A

CITY: NEWPORT  PASSENGER VEH 01  BELT/HELMET: NO

INJ/DISP: DECEASED AT THE SCENE

NEXT OF KIN NOTIFIED: YES   NOTIFIED BY: PEND OREILLE COUNTY FIRE CHAPLAIN

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NAME: WARNER, CODY J    AGE: 16 YEARS    SEX:M    MC ENDORSEMENT: N/A

CITY: NEWPORT  PASSENGER VEH 01  BELT/HELMET: YES-RESTRAINT USED

INJ/DISP: INJURED  TRANSPORTED BY AMBULANCE TO SACRED HEART HOSPITAL

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————————————-DESCRIPTION——————————–

VEHICLE ONE NORTHBOUND STATE ROUTE 2.  VEHICLE TWO SOUTHBOUND STATE ROUTE 2.  UNINVOLVED SCHOOL BUS ALSO NORTHBOUND STATE ROUTE 2 STOPPED ON THE SHOULDER LETTING CHILDREN OFF THE BUS.  NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC BEHIND THE BUS WAS STOPPED IN THE NORTHBOUND LANE.  VEHICLE ONE UNABLE TO STOP AND CROSSED CENTERLINE INTO SOUTHBOUND LANE.  VEHICLE TWO STRUCK VEHICLE ONE IN THE SOUTHBOUND LANE.

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UNDER INVESTIGATION

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