Four locals injured in three vehicle crash
November 9, 2012
Four people, three from Naples, two of them
children, and one from Bonners Ferry, were
injured in a collision involving three vehicles
at 9:30 a.m. today near milepost 497 on U.S. 95.
The accident had the highway closed until
shortly after 1 p.m.
According to the Idaho State Police, Cassandra
Spencer, 27, Naples, was traveling south in a
1995 Chevrolet pickup with two children as
passengers when she drifted off the right
shoulder, hitting an unoccupied 2000 Ford
Expedition parked off the road.
The impact spun her into the northbound lane,
where she struck a semi towing a flatbed trailer
with a Cat driven by Beloit Mendenhall, 66,
Bonners Ferry, head on.
Mendenhall was ejected as the semi veered off
the west side of the highway, dislodging the Cat
from the trailer.
Spencer was transported to Bonner General
Hospital, Cason Spencer, 5, was transported to
Boundary Community Hospital and flown a short
time later to Sacred Heart Medical Center, where
he underwent surgery for his injuries.
Jaycie Spencer, 3, was transported to Boundary
Community Hospital, where she was treated and
released; Mendenhall suffered cuts and bruises
but did not require medical attention.
None of the occupants of either vehicle were
In addition to the Idaho State Police, Boundary
County Sheriffs deputies, Boundary Volunteer
Ambulance, South Boundary Fire and the Idaho
Transportation Department responded to the
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