DOVER, Idaho (KLIX)-One person died and several others had to be hospitalized when one car rear-ended another forcing it into the path of oncoming traffic in north Idaho.

According to Idaho State Police, 44-year-old Alan Ropp, of Sandpoint, was killed in the multi-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 2 at around 4:43 p.m. on Monday, he had not been wearing a seat belt. ISP said in a statement, Carson McCormick, 20, of Sandpoint was driving a older model Nissan Frontier pickup when he rear-ended Ropp's older Mercedes, forcing it into oncoming traffic were it was hit by a Chevrolet Tahoe, driven by Raymond Arriaga, 60, of Priest River.

The passenger in the Mercedes, Lisa Ropp, 33, and the driver of the Tahoe and his passenger, Richard Taylor, 77, of Priest River, were taken to Bonner General Health; McCormick did not need to be taken to the hospital. The crash is under investigation.