July 28, 2013 in City

In brief: CdA man, 24, dies two days after crash

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

A 24-year-old Coeur d’Alene man died Friday of injuries sustained in a vehicle rollover accident in north-central Idaho on Wednesday night.

Timothy Willison was pronounced dead just before 6 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. He was airlifted there after the 2012 Dodge pickup truck he was driving rolled over on Idaho state Highway 13 around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Willison was driving south from Kooskia to Stites along the South Fork of the Clearwater River when he hit a patch of newly sealed roadway and lost control of the vehicle, according to an ISP news release. Willison was wearing a seat belt.

Passengers Dennis Welling, 35, of Post Falls, and Travis Hogan, 32, of Coeur d’Alene, were also airlifted from the scene and treated at Kootenai Health. Welling was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. Hogan was transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he remains in the intensive care unit listed in serious condition. Welling’s condition was not immediately available Saturday.

Collision on U.S. 95 leaves driver dead

Erin Walker, 42, of Mountlake Terrace, Wash., died in a head-on collision on U.S. 95 Thursday night after a car driven by Jonathon Nomee, of Worley, crossed the centerline, Idaho State Police said.

The incident occurred about 7 miles south of Coeur d’Alene, according to an ISP news release. Nomee’s northbound 2007 Chrysler sedan crossed into southbound traffic about 8 p.m. Thursday and struck Walker’s 2002 Toyota SUV. Walker was declared dead at the scene. Both drivers were wearing seat belts.

Nomee was taken to Kootenai Health with injuries but was not listed there Saturday. The ISP is continuing to investigate the cause of the collision.

One dead, two hurt in helicopter crash

MISSOULA – A helicopter crash near Thompson Falls has left one person dead, authorities said.

The helicopter went down Saturday afternoon in the Prospect Creek drainage outside of Thompson Falls, Sanders County Sheriff Tom Rummel said.

There was one fatality, fire officials said, and two other people were transported to a hospital.

Responders had to cut through brush to get to the site. Sanders County Search and Rescue, U.S. Forest Service and fire personnel all responded to the scene.

The cause of the crash hasn’t been determined.


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