Woman dies in U.S. 95 crash

| December 22, 2020 1:00 AM

EASTPORT — An Eastport woman was killed and another was critically injured after the sport utility vehicle went off U.S. Highway 95 and overturned in a river on Monday morning.

Idaho State Police said Shannon D. Taylor, 34, was driving southbound south of Eastport when the Saturn Vue she was driving left the roadway, traveled approximately 174 feet and came to rest on its top fully submerged on its top in an unspecified river.

Taylor was pronounced dead at the scene, state police said.

A passenger in the compact SUV, Alicia P. Taylor, a 56-year-old Bonners Ferry resident, was taken by ground ambulance to Boundary Community Hospital and airlifted to Kootenai Health in Coeur d'Alene.

Alicia Taylor was listed in critical condition on Monday, according to Andrea Kalas-Nagel, a spokeswoman at Kootenai Health.

Idaho State Police said seatbelts were worn by both occupants of the SUV and the investigation is ongoing.

The crash happened at approximately 9:37 a.m. southeast of Robinson Lake, an area marked with wetlands and where Round Prairie Creek parallels the highway.