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Post Falls man dies in head-on crash

| April 25, 2010 9:00 PM

HAUSER - A 31-year-old Post Falls man was killed in a two-vehicle accident Friday night on Highway 53 near McGuire Road, Idaho State Police said.

Two Post Falls residents were injured in the accident, and taken to the hospital, police said.

Frank Q. Sargent, driving a 1994 Geo Prizm four-door, was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes shortly before 9 p.m., and died when he collided head-on with a 1993 Ford F250 pickup driven by Leslie E. Hammond, 71, police said.

Hammond's vehicle flipped onto its top, police said. Hammond and his passenger, Elaine M. Church, 77, had to be extricated from the pickup. Neither Hammond nor Church were wearing seatbelts, police said.

A nursing supervisor at Kootenai Medical Center, where both Hammond and Church were taken, said Hammond was in fair condition Saturday.

Church was transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where she was listed in critical condition, a nursing supervisor there said Saturday night.

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