- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - A Bonner County sheriff’s deputy in northern Idaho has been critically injured after being struck by a tractor-trailer while attempting to make a U-turn on U.S. Highway 95.

Idaho State Police say 29-year-old Alexander Hughes’ 2011 Chevy Tahoe was struck at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Hughes was transported to Kootenai Health in Coeur d’Alene. A hospital spokeswoman Wednesday morning said Hughes was listed in critical condition.

Authorities say Hughes’ vehicle was struck by a 2013 Volvo tractor-trailer driven by Adil Naib of Calgary, Alberta. Police say Naib wasn’t injured.

Police say both vehicles were southbound when Hughes attempted the U-turn.

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