Head on collision sends three to hospital
December 2, 2017
At about 8:09 p.m. Friday, a Boundary County dispatcher alerted deputies of a tip from a motorist reporting a possibly impaired driver who was erratically driving south on Highway 95 from Three Mile. One minute later, at about 8:10 p.m., the dispatcher alerted deputies that the vehicle had hit another vehicle head-on on the North Hill near the 45 mile per hour sign.

According to Idaho State Police, Jennifer R. Jones, 39, Ponderay, was southbound driving a brown 2006 Ford Explorer on Highway 95 near milepost 509 when she drove left of center and struck a white 2008 Dodge Caravan driven by Dale L. Olsen, 82, Bonners Ferry, head on.

Olsen and his passenger, Dorothy N. Olsen, 78, also of Bonners Ferry, were wearing their seatbelts and were transported to Boundary Community Hospital.

Jones was not wearing her seatbelt and was transported initially to Boundary Community Hospital and later transported by ambulance to Kootenai Health in Coeur d'Alene with critical injuries.

Traffic through the area was partially blocked until shortly after midnight.

Investigation is still ongoing.