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Father, son injured when tire falls off passing car on I-90 in Coeur d’Alene

UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018

A father and son were injured Friday morning when a tire came off a passing sedan, bounced across the median and smashed the roof of their pickup on Interstate 90.

The accident happened at about 8 a.m. near Wolf Lodge on the east side of Coeur d’Alene.

William T. Sandow, 70, of Cataldo, Idaho, was driving his Toyota Camry west on the freeway when the driver’s side front tire flew off, the Idaho State Police said in a news release.

The tire struck a westbound Dodge Ram near the top of the windshield, causing much of the roof to collapse. Danny C. Dempewolf, 59, of Post Falls, was driving the pickup, and his son, Jacob S. Dempewolf, 35, of Coeur d’Alene, was in the front passenger seat.

All three men were taken to Kootenai Health. Sandow and Jacob Dempewolf were treated and released by Friday afternoon, and Danny Dempewolf was listed in fair condition.

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