Sunday, October 13, 2019

Non-Injury Crash US95 milepost 473, Sandpoint

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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: 10/13/19 1:55 AM
Please direct questions to the District Office

On October 12, 2019 at approximately 9:55 p.m. a non-injury crash occurred on US95 at milepost 473, on the bridge south of Sandpoint, Idaho. A white 2017 Chevy Tahoe driven by a Bonner County Deputy was responding with lights and sirens southbound to a call for service when the Deputy side swiped a white 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara, driven by Christopher J. Estes, 30, of Sagle, Idaho occupied by Samantha A. Lawson, 28, of Sandpoint, Idaho and three minor children who was traveling northbound. The Deputy then struck the concrete barrier coming to rest sideways in the roadway blocking both northbound and southbound lanes of travel. The Deputy was not wearing his seatbelt, all occupants of the Suzuki were wearing their seatbelts and safety restraints. The roadway was blocked for approximately one and a half hours. Investigation is ongoing.