Local woman, son involved in CdA pileup
October 24, 2012
A Bonners Ferry woman and her six-year-old son
were among several people involved in a 13-car
pileup on U.S. 95 at Kathleen Avenue this
afternoon in Coeur d'Alene.
Fortunately, neither were among the five people
injured in the collisions, which closed the
northbound lanes for about three hours.
According to the Idaho State Police, Pamela
Gentis, 56, Reno, Nevada, was driving a 2010
International moving truck north on U.S. 95 at
about 2:30 p.m. when she rear-ended a 2008 Ford
F350 driven by David Pierce, 69, Greenacres,
Washington, and setting off a chain reaction
involving 13 vehicles stopped at the light on
Vehicle number six in the chain was Ingrid L.
Olaru, 38, Bonners Ferry, driving a 2004 Subaru
Legacy with her son, Andrei, 6. Both were
wearing seatbelts and neither were injured.
In the next vehicle involved, however, a 2005
Kia Spectra, two people were injured; driver
Michaela Olinger, 18, Oldtown, and passenger
Chelsea Stillman, 29, Coeur d'Alene.
In the eighth vehicle involved, a Dodge Ram
pickup, infant Maylee Mortenson was injured, and
she and her mother, Jaylene Mortenson, 29,
Washington, Utah, who was not injured, were
taken to Kootenai Medical Center by private
Richard Moser, 72, Rathdrum, driving a 2004
Dodge Ram, the ninth vehicle in the pileup, was
also taken to the hospital by private vehicle.
Those in the next three vehicles escaped injury,
but the driver of the final vehicle, Jane
Lathrop, was taken to KMC by ambulance.
All five who were injured were treated and
Others involved in the collision were Robert
Grimm, 65, Coeur d'Alene, Sarah Johnson, 36,
Athol, Kelly Glenn, 41, Coeur d'Alene, Fred
Wagner, 55, and Della Wagner, 53, both of Tekoa,
Washington, Faye Taylor, 34, Dalton Gardens, and
Victoria Winkler, 64, Rathdrum.
Questions or comments about this
Click here to e-mail!