A driver fled from a rollover crash in the Coeur d’Alene National Forest resulting in an extensive search and his eventual arrest.
On Friday at about 10:30 p.m., Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene of a single vehicle rollover collision in the forested area about three miles due east of Chilco, Idaho and about five miles southeast of Athol, ID.
A 911 call came into the Sheriff’s Office from a woman reporting that she, her boyfriend, and her three juvenile sons were driving in the National Forest looking for an area to camp in when they came to the end of a narrow road. The female and the juveniles had exited her Chevrolet Suburban so her boyfriend could turn the truck around. Unfortunately the rear tires slid over the edge of the road and the truck went down the hill about 50 feet, rolling several times.