Saturday, January 23, 2021

Injury Crash WB Seltice/Seeley St, between CDA and Post Falls

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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: 01/23/2021 12:25 am
Please direct questions to the District Office

On January 22, 2021, at approximately 9:02 p.m., a Kootenai County Sheriffs Deputy observed a teal 1994 Pontiac Grand Am, later confirmed to be driven by William C. Valentine, 42, of Coeur d Alene, Idaho, traveling at a high rate of speed westbound on Seltice Way near Huetter Rd, between Coeur d Alene and Post Falls.

After Valentine passed his stationary location, the Sheriffs Deputy pulled out and attempted to catch up to Valentine to initiate a traffic stop. Prior to initiating a traffic stop, Valentine drifted into the median, lost control while coming back into the westbound lanes, and then slid into the median again. Valentines vehicle became airborne at the Seeley Road intersection after striking an embankment on the east side of the intersection. The Pontiac came to a stop after striking trees on the west side of the intersection. The Sheriffs Deputy came upon the crash and immediately rendered aid to Valentine. Valentine was transported to Kootenai Health. This investigation is ongoing.