Woman dies in accident early Friday on Rathdrum Mountain

A Priest River, Idaho, woman died in a single-vehicle accident early Friday on Rathdrum Mountain.

Crystal M. Jacobson, 33, was driving a 1997 Chevrolet pickup south on Nelson Loop Road, near North Rathdrum Mountain Road, when the vehicle left the road and rolled several times down an embankment just before 4 a.m., the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office reported.

The pickup was resting on the driver’s side and Jacobson was pinned underneath, a news release said. It appeared she had not been wearing a seat belt.

A male passenger, Robert P. Dickerson, 34, also of Priest River, was not injured and was able to climb out of the pickup and go for help, the release said.

Toxicology results will not be available for several weeks, but alcohol is suspected as a factor in the crash, the release said.

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