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Apple-filled trailer plunges into N. Idaho river

Published on January 7, 2011 3:01AM

Last changed on January 7, 2011 6:19AM

WALLACE, Idaho (AP) -- Idaho State Police in northern Idaho say a trailer filled with apples plunged into the south fork of the Coeur d'Alene River after the driver of the tractor-trailer swerved to avoid hitting another vehicle entering Interstate 90 and lost control.

Police say the rig fishtailed at the town of Wallace and hit a guardrail, causing the trailer part of the rig to plummet 80 feet into the river on Wednesday.

Police say 18-year-old Brendan C. Scott of Osburn, Idaho, failed to yield to the truck while entering the Interstate in a Ford Thunderbird.

Police tell The Spokesman-Review that the vehicles never made contact, no one was injured, and that Scott was cited for failing to yield.


Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com

Copyright 2011 The AP.


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