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Palouse man killed in Idaho crash


March 11, 2021

POTLATCH, Idaho — A Whitman County resident was killed in a crash Saturday afternoon west of the city on State Highway 6.

Kurt A. Brantner, 56, of Palouse, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash occurred about 2:35 p.m. near milepost 101, just east of the Idaho state line and about 7 miles west of Latah County, according to the Idaho State Patrol.

Brantner was westbound on Highway 6 in a 2016 Jeep Wrangler, the state patrol stated. After passing another vehicle, he lost control of the jeep, veering onto the right shoulder, crossing the center line, and flipping his vehicle.

He was no...

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