Fatal crash along US. Hwy 12 near Reubens-Gifford Road in Nez Perce County

A Culdesac teen was killed in collision with a log truck Wednesday morning along U.S. Highway 12 near the Reubens-Gifford turnoff east of Myrtle.

Idaho State Police say the juvenile, who’s name has not been released, was traveling east in a 1997 Subaru Legacy when he crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a 1989 Peterbilt semi-tractor pulling a loaded log trailer.

The juvenile male was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the semi-truck, 63-year-old Danny Faulkner of Lewiston was uninjured in the collision.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.

The westbound lane of Highway 12 was blocked for about 5 hours. The investigation is ongoing. ( Idaho State Police)