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Fatal pedestrian crash Garwood area of US 95 *request for information *

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District 1 Patrol 615 West Wilbur Ave. Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
(208) 209-8620
Fax (208) 209-8619

For Immediate Release: May 21st, 2017 09:42 PM
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The Idaho State Police is investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred on May 21st at 9:40 pm in the Garwood area. Velvette Skaggs, age 36, and her husband Patrick Schultz, age 51, from Oklahoma were passing though the area when the crash occurred. Skaggs was pronounced dead at the scene. Skaggs and Shultz were both deaf and driving a rental car with Wyoming license plates. ISP is asking that anyone who saw them in the area in the days before the crash or had contact with them around that time to please call 209-8620.


On May 21st, 2017, at approximately 9:42 pm,a fatal crash occurred near the intersection of US95 and Garwood Rd north of Hayden, ID. A 2003 Dodge Durango driven by Travis M Storms (38 year old male of Athol, ID), struck pedestrian Velvette R Skaggs (37 year old of Comanche, OK) who was standing in the middle of the northbound lanes of travel for unknown reasons. Skaggs was fatally injured at the scene. Notification has been made to the victim's family. Kootenai County Sheriff's Department and English Funeral Home of Post Falls assisted at the scene. The investigation continues by the Idaho State Police.