February 10, 2014 in City

In brief: Three hurt in U.S. 95 wreck; one airlifted

 

A teenage driver from Bonners Ferry was airlifted to a Coeur d’Alene hospital Saturday night after she crossed the centerline on U.S. Highway 95 and struck another vehicle head-on, the Idaho State Police said.

Kelsey J. Shutes, 18, was northbound on U.S. 95 north of Bonners Ferry about 9:46 p.m. driving a Chevy Aveo when she crossed into southbound lanes and struck a 2012 Chevy pickup driven by Gerald D. Palmer, of Creston, B.C., according to the ISP.

Palmer, 46, and his passenger, Samantha J. Palmer, 29, who were wearing seat belts, were both injured and taken to Boundary Community Hospital.

Shutes was taken by Life Flight to Kootenai Health. She was not wearing a seat belt, the ISP said. Authorities are investigating the cause of the crash.

Facebook threats lead to girl’s arrest

A 16-year-old student at Barker High School was arrested Sunday because of threatening statements she made on Facebook, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

The girl threatened to bring a gun to Barker in Spokane Valley and kill students today, according to a news release from sheriff’s Deputy Craig Chamberlin. She also made a similar threat to a Shadle Park High School student, he said. Both alleged threats were made online via Facebook.

Deputies examined the Facebook evidence, interviewed the people to whom the threats were made and contacted the suspect. She was arrested on two counts of felony harassment-threat to kill and placed in juvenile detention, Chamberlin said.


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