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One Seriously Injured, Three Dead After Colliding with Train

SANDPOINT – Idaho State Police are investigating a vehicle collision that occurred on Saturday, July 15, 2023, at approximately 11:14 a.m., at the railroad crossing near N. Boyer Road and Selle Road in Bonner County.

According to a release from the Idaho State Police, the driver of a Subaru Forester was traveling eastbound on W. Selle Road from Boyer Road. The Subaru failed to yield the right-of-way to a southbound freight train. The Subaru was impacted by the train, forcing the vehicle off the roadway, where it overturned.

The Subaru was occupied by a 37-year-old male driver of Sagle, ID, a 31-year-old female of Sagle, ID, and two juveniles. All occupants were wearing seatbelts. Both adults and one of the juveniles were pronounced deceased at the scene. The other juvenile was taken to a nearby hospital via ground ambulance, then transported to a Spokane hospital via Life flight. The freight train operators were not injured.

The incident remains under investigation by Idaho State Police.