BONNERS FERRY, Idaho (KLIX)-A 55-year-old man died after he lost control of his car and crashed into a semi-truck Tuesday afternoon in north Idaho.

According to Idaho State Police, the crash happened about 13 miles south of Bonners Ferry on U.S. Highway 95 at a little after 3:30 p.m. when Randall Merrifield, of Naples, lost control of his Toyota Camry, crossed into the southbound lanes and hit a semi-truck head-on.

ISP said in a statement Merrifield was thrown from his car and died at the scene. The crash closed the highway for about nine hours.

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