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Man arrested in fatal crash

Tue., Dec. 9, 2008, 5:45 p.m.

A Spokane man was transported from a hospital to a jail today on charges related to a fatal Dec. 3 crash that injured him.

William D. Deardorff, 53, was booked into the Bonner County Jail on charges of aggravated drunken driving and vehicular manslaughter after nearly a week at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d’Alene, according to the Idaho State Police.

Deardorff was southbound near milepost 456 of Highway 95 in a 1988 Chevrolet pickup when he struck a 1999 Jeep Cherokee driven by Crystal L. Bertolucci, 31, of Sandpoint, about 5:28 p.m. on Dec. 3, according to ISP.

The crash killed Kimberlee R. Dingman, 44, of Sandpoint, and sent Bertolucci’s 1-year-old child, Skylar Bertolucci, to Kootenai Medical Center with minor injuries, according to ISP.

Deardorff has at least five convictions for driving with a suspended license, newspaper archives show.



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