Saturday, May 13, 2017

Fatal Crash Claims Life of One on SH8@27.3

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District 2 Patrol 2700 North and South Highway Lewiston, ID 83501-1732
(208) 799-5151
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For Immediate Release: 05/13/2017 10:00 PM
Please direct questions to the District Office

On May 13, 2017 at approximately 3:11 pm, a fatal crash occurred on state highway 8 at milepost 27.3, just outside of Deary, ID. A white 2004 Ford Escape, driven by Christine Winter (47 years old of Bovill, ID) was traveling westbound on SH 8 when it hit a patch of hail that was covering the road. Winter lost control of her vehicle, crossing the center line into the eastbound lane and onto the south shoulder. The vehicle hit loose dirt causing the vehicle to flip and hit a tree. Both Winter and her passenger (46 year old Kristine Brower of Moscow) were trapped inside the vehicle suspended by their seatbelts. Emergency crews had to flip the vehicle back over before Winter and Brower were able to be cut out of the seatbelts and removed from the vehicle. Both females were transported to Gritman Medical Center where Winter was pronounced deceased and Brower was admitted for her injuries. Next of kin has been notified. Winter was taken to Shorts Funeral Home. The vehicle was recovered by Dollar Towing.