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Early a.m. crash sends driver to hospital

Sun., May 3, 2009, noon

A Coeur d’Alene woman was injured early this morning in a one-car rollover accident on Interstate 90 at Post Falls.

Deborah K. Butler, 56, was eastbound on the interstate about 4 a.m. near the Pleasantview Road exit when she lost control of her 1989 Toyota pickup, according to the Idaho State Police.

Her truck entered the median and rolled, coming to a rest on its wheels in the westbound lane. Police said Butler was not wearing a seatbelt, but she was not ejected from the vehicle. She was transported to Kootenai Medical Center, where she is listed in good condition, a hospital spokeswoman said. The accident blocked the westbound travel lanes for about two hours, ISP said.

Police said alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash, and that the investigation continues.


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