UPDATE: A Prius was heading southbound on Hwy. 41 between Rathdrum and Spirit Lake around noon on Thursday when the driver swerved into the northbound lane and hit a semi head-on.
The Prius was destroyed and the driver was killed. The semi, which was carrying logs, caught fire after the crash. The stretch of roadway where the crash happened will be closed for a few hours.
At this hour the deceased driver has not been identified.
BREAKING TRAFFIC ALERT: There's a fatal crash on Highway 41 between Rathdrum and Spirit Lake, according to officials. At this hour we have a KHQ crew heading to the scene. As soon as we get more details we'll post them. Continue to check back here on KHQ.com throughout the day. You can also get the very latest on our KHQ Facebook wall and our Twitter news feed. (KHQLocalNews)