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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