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UPDATE: Man Killed In Crash Just Days Away From Being New Father

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The person driving this truck was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. The person driving this truck was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
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  • Update: Driver Who Caused Fatal Crash Leaned Over To Grab Piece Of Paper

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    Tuesday, November 22 2016 11:18 AM EST2016-11-22 16:18:45 GMT
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UPDATE: The driver killed is identified as 32-year-old Aaron Huff of Chewelah. Troopers tell us that Huff's wife is 9 months pregnant and she's due any day now. This is their first child into the family.

The other driver who was transported to the hospital is identified as 20-year-old Jacob Kraght. Kraght was driving a red Dodge truck, Huff was driving a Kia Spectra. Our thoughts and prayers are with Aaron's family during this very difficult time.

UPDATE: The driver of a red pickup truck was driving southbound and crossed the center line. The truck collided with a Kia. The  driver of the Kia was killed. The male victim, who's from Chewelah, has not been identified.

The driver of the pickup truck was transported by ambulance with serious injuries to Sacred Heart.  US 395 is now back open. We'll post more details as we get them.

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KHQ.COM - Trooper Jeff Sevigney with the Washington State Patrol has confirmed that one person has been killed in a 2 vehicle collision on US 395. One other person has been transported by ambulance to the hospital. The accident happened just before 6:30 AM on Friday at milepost 214, about 3 miles South of Addy.

Lanes are closed in both directions and are expected to be closed for some time. Expect delays.

We will update this story as soon as we get more information.


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