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One killed, two injured in Kootenai County crash
May 16, 2017
A young man was ejected from a vehicle in a single vehicle crash near Spirit Lake Monday evening and killed. Another youth and a Coeur d'Alene man were injured.

According to Idaho State Police, the crash occurred on Spirit Lake Cutoff and Peregrine Road north of Spirit Lake at about 7:32 p.m. May 15.

A green 1995 Subaru Legacy with three occupants was traveling north on Spirit Lake Cutoff when the driver lost control, entering the southbound ditch striking several mailboxes.

The vehicle overturned and came to rest on its top, blocking the roadway for approximately six hours.

At present, it is unclear who was driving the vehicle.

The vehicle was occupied by Jose F. Sosa Jr., 55, Coeur D'Alene and two juvenile males. One male was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. He was transported to Sherman and Knapp funeral home in Spirit Lake.

Sosa was transported by air ambulance to Kootenai Health, and the surviving juvenile male, the only occupant wearing a seatbelt, was transported by ground ambulance to Kootenai Health.

Next of kin have been notified and the investigation is ongoing.
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