News Flash

Media Releases

Posted on: September 23, 2019

KCSO Responds to Fatality Crash Near Twin Lakes

Kootenai County, ID - On Sunday, September 22, 2019, at about 3:45AM, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office and Kootenai County Fire and EMS responded to the intersection of West Twin Lakes Road and North Lakeview Boulevard for a single vehicle crash.   Once on scene Deputies located a Dodge Durango which had left the roadway and crashed into a large tree. The driver was still in the vehicle and appeared to have been there for some time.  The driver, James A. Chaney, 53 of Rathdrum, could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

The KCSO Crash Investigation Team was called to the scene and took over the investigation.  Preliminary investigation indicates that Chaney failed to negotiate the curve and struck a tree.  No other vehicles were involved and alcohol does appear to be a factor. The crash resulted in the intersection being closed for several hours while the scene was processed, however it is open at this time.

The investigation is continuing.  No other information is available at this time. 

Ben Wolfinger, Sheriff

By: Lead Deputy J. Geurin


Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Media Releases

Back Country Travel Advisory

Posted on: January 7, 2020

Winter Backroads Advisory 2019

Posted on: December 12, 2019

KCSO Recommends Reportit/LeadsOnline

Posted on: December 11, 2019

KCSO Investigating Pedestrian Hit and Run

Posted on: December 10, 2019

KCSO Responds to Roll-Over Injury Accident

Posted on: December 10, 2019

Two Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges

Posted on: November 29, 2019

High Wind Warning - Wednesday

Posted on: November 26, 2019

Aggravated Assault Suspect Arrested

Posted on: November 15, 2019

Holidays & Heroes Donations Being Accepted

Posted on: November 13, 2019

Eluding Suspect Arrested on Interstate 90

Posted on: November 13, 2019

UPDATE-Hayden Area Structure Fire

Posted on: November 5, 2019

Female Arrested for Identity Theft

Posted on: October 25, 2019

KCSO/CDA Fire Respond To Swamped Vessel

Posted on: October 23, 2019

KCSO Seeks Wanted Fugitive

Posted on: October 18, 2019

Back to School Patrols Begin September 3rd

Posted on: September 4, 2019

KCSO Locates Missing Person

Posted on: August 12, 2019

KCSO Looking for Missing Person

Posted on: August 9, 2019

KCSO Continues Marine Patrols

Posted on: August 1, 2019

KCSO Marine Patrol Emphasis STATS

Posted on: July 29, 2019

UPDATE-Runaway Juvenile

Posted on: July 18, 2019

KCSO Looking For Runaway Juvenile

Posted on: July 17, 2019

UPDATE-Two Missing Runaway Juveniles

Posted on: June 27, 2019

Auto Burglary Tips

Posted on: June 3, 2019

UPDATE-Train vs. Pedestrian

Posted on: May 7, 2019

KCSO Responds to Serious Injury Crash

Posted on: March 28, 2019

KCSO Responds to News Articles

Posted on: March 25, 2019

Hoops for Heroes

Posted on: March 19, 2019

Vehicle Pursuit in Coeur d'Alene

Posted on: February 27, 2019

Early Morning Shooting Leaves One Dead

Posted on: February 25, 2019

K9 Manus Laid to Rest

Posted on: February 25, 2019

Registered Sex Offender Arrested

Posted on: January 23, 2019