Stunning Quote how can a Idaho State Trooper say this with no data and no research?  "Chris Schenck, Idaho State Police spokesman

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Schenck said in his 29 years of working he can’t recall hearing about a trailer becoming unhitched from a semi. However, accidents like the one Wednesday have caused fatalities in the U.S. Last year, a man in Oklahoma died from a similar crash

By Will Campbell
willc@spokesman.com(509) 459-5513

A semitruck trailer came unhitched, drifted into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on into a car on U.S. Highway 95 south of Coeur d’Alene on Wednesday morning.

Two men in the car were taken to a hospital in critical condition, said Chris Schenck, Idaho State Police spokesman.

The truck, owned by Montana company Mergenthaler Transfer & Storage, was traveling south on the highway about 3 miles south of Coeur d’Alene at about 8:15 a.m. The trailer drifted into the northbound lane, striking a gray Nissan sedan, Schenck said.

The Nissan wedged under the semitruck trailer, and rescue crews had to hoist the end of the trailer to free the victims.

The driver of the Nissan, Nicholas S. Spooner, 25, and the passenger, Timothy P. Spooner, 59, were both wearing seat belts, according to a news release from Idaho State Police.

Schenck said in his 29 years of working he can’t recall hearing about a trailer becoming unhitched from a semi. However, accidents like the one Wednesday have caused fatalities in the U.S. Last year, a man in Oklahoma died from a similar crash.

He said no citation has been issued and that detectives are investigating what caused the crash.

Mergenthaler Transfer & Storage spokesman Art Villa said Wednesday that the company was still gathering facts and had no further comment.

The road reopened at about 12:30 p.m., according to the news release.

The Spooners’ conditions were unknown as of Wednesday evening, and Kootenai Health did not immediately return a phone call from The Spokesman-Review.

By Will Campbell
willc@spokesman.com(509) 459-5513

Two men from St. Maries, Idaho, who were hit by a detached semi-truck trailer on Wednesday remained hospitalized in critical condition on Thursday, according to a Kootenai Health spokesperson.

Nicholas S. Spooner, 25, and Timothy P. Spooner, 59, were driving north on U.S. Route 95 when they were struck head-on by the trailer, causing their car to wedge underneath it.

Idaho State Police Spokesman Tim Marsano said the investigation is ongoing and details about the cause of the trailer becoming unhitched were not available as of Thursday afternoon and likely won’t be available for about two weeks.

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Montana company Mergenthaler Transfer & Storage

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Two in critical condition after semi trailer comes unhitched, crashes head on into car on Highway 95 near CdA

Aug 14, 2019 Updated 16 hrs ago

Idaho State Police say a semi-truck trailer came unhitched and crashed head on into a car on Highway-95 Wednesday morning, leaving two men in critical condition.

"The circumstances are still under investigation but it appears to have been caused by a major equipment failure on the part of the semi truck," ISP said in a tweet.

ISP tells our partners at the Spokesman-Review that firefighters had to lift up the front of the trailer to get the driver and passenger out of the sedan. They were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

The truck was traveling southbound on US-95 about three miles south of Coeur d'Alene, when the trailer became unhitched and drifted into the northbound lane before crashing into the car.

A spokesperson told the S-R's Will Campbell in his 29 years working he couldn't recall ever seeing a trailer become unhitched from a semi-truck.

The crash is under investigation. KHQ has a reporter en route to the scene looking to get more information.

All lanes of Highway 95 reopened as of 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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Two Weeks?

If this was a defective baby car seat would they wait two weeks?