State Colleges

North Idaho College basketball coaches struck by car

Two assistant men’s coaches at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene were in serious but stable condition after being struck by a car along an interstate in Washington early Thursday morning.

According to the Spokesman-Review, head coach Corey Symons was driving a Dodge Durango west on I-90 near the Tyler exit around 5 a.m. when he hit a deer.

Symons and his four passengers were standing on the shoulder when a westbound Jeep Cherokee swerved right to avoid the tow truck and hit assistant coaches Christopher Kemp, 29, and George Swanson, 46.

Kemp was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center by helicopter and Swanson was taken by ambulance.

The driver of the Jeep, Matthew H. Seay, was charged with negligent driving.

The coaches were on a recruiting trip to Portland.

Read the Spokesman-Review article here.