Collision with Deer Kills Driver in Spokane

One woman died following a car accident Monday near the Idaho state line, according to news reports.

The fatal accident occurred Monday around 11:15 a.m. when a 37-year-old man from Montana was driving east on U.S. Highway 2 near Dover. As he was driving, a deer reportedly ran in front of his vehicle. He struck the deer, causing it to fly into the westbound lane and crash through another vehicle’s windshield.

A 2009 Toyota XB Scion driven by a 69-year-old woman was struck by the animal. Her car then “crossed the oncoming lanes, went off the south shoulder, severed a high-tension power pole, went through a creek and stopped on the opposite bank,” according to news reports. The Sandpoint woman was transported to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. She died Wednesday of injuries sustained in the collision.

The 37-year-old man was not injured.

As a Spokane car accident attorney, I’m saddened to hear about this tragic car accident. My condolences go out to the victim’s family and friends who are affected by this crash. I’d like to remind drivers to always drive well within the speed limits and remember that wildlife is most likely to be present during the hours of dawn and dusk so remain alert, and prepare yourself for the possibility of an encounter on the highway.

I’m glad to hear the other driver was not fatally injured. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in Spokane.