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Kalispell man dies in Northern Idaho head-on crash

Posted: 11:15 AM, Dec 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-24 16:11:15-05
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MISSOULA — An elderly Kalispell man died earlier this week after being injured in a head-on crash in Northern Idaho.

The Idaho State Police report that on Dec. 19 a vehicle was driving the wrong way on US Highway 95 between Coeur d'Alene and Worley shortly after 6:45 a.m..

ISP reports that several motorists attempted to warn the driver –- who has been identified as 85-year-old James Leslie -- but he ran head-on into a loaded Kenworth logging truck.

Leslie was taken by ambulance to Kootenai Health in Coeur d'Alene, where he succumbed to his injuries on Dec. 22, according to ISP.

The driver of the logging truck, Robert Henson, 49, of Troy was wearing a seat belt and was not hurt in the accident.

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