May 3, 2014 in Idaho, Region

Details released on Stateline crash

By The Spokesman-Review
 

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office has released more information about a crash involving an SUV and a motorcycle Friday afternoon in Stateline, including the names of those involved.

Richard A. Sundstrom, 66, was driving his 1999 GMC Yukon east on Wellesley Avenue and failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection with Seltice Way. He struck a 2010 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by Thomas M. Little John, 60, of Bonanza, Oregon. Both Little John and his passenger, 42-year-old Laureen E. Berry of Indian Hill, Colorado, were ejected.

The Yukon continued to accelerate and rammed into two unoccupied cars in the A-1 Smoke Shop parking lot on Seltice Way. One of the cars was pushed into the Smoke Shop and the other smashed into a parked Ford Mustang convertible.

Sundstrom, of Spokane Valley, told deputies that his SUV had a mechanical malfunction, according to the Sheriff’s Office. That information has not yet been verified.

Little John and Berry were taken to Kootenai Health to be treated for their injuries, including broken bones and lacerations.

No charges have been filed against Sundstrom, but the investigation is still ongoing.


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