November 26, 2010 in Idaho

Icy roads a factor in rollover crash


Icy roads contributed to a rollover auto accident Thursday in North Idaho that sent five people to a Sandpoint hospital, authorities said.

Injured in the 4:22 p.m. crash along U.S. Highway 95 north of Elmira were Stephanie G. Arcus, 28; Amy L. Mulholland, 31; Emily D. Rausch, 20; Samantha D. Rausch, 18; and 6-month-old Marcus D. Arcus, according to the Idaho State Police. All are listed as Alberta, Canada, residents. No condition reports were immediately available.

All were wearing seat belts when the 2003 Ford Excursion slid off the highway and overturned, coming to rest upside down, troopers reported. The SUV was being driven by 53-year-old Debra Rausch, who was uninjured.

According to the State Police, the driver was attempting to pass another vehicle along a straight stretch of the highway when the SUV slid out of control.

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