Donnelly man dies in crash with semi near Riggins

Donnelly man dies in crash with semi near Riggins

Credit: David Rauzi / Idaho County Free Press

Semi-truck and chip trailer in the Salmon River, owned by Baker Trucking of Grangeville

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Posted on November 12, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Fatal crash near Riggins

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RIGGINS, Idaho -- A 57-year-old Donnelly man died on Monday after a head-on collision with a semi truck, according to Idaho State Police.

Lester Ladner was heading northbound on U.S. Highway 95 when he veered across several lanes, and struck the southbound semi truck.

Police say the driver of the semi then drove down and embankment and into the Salmon River, but was not injured.

Ladner was pronounced dead at the scene.

Highway 95 was blocked for 6 hours.

The crash is still under investigation.

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