Idaho Driver in Critical Condition After Car Plunges into North Idaho Lake


  • Kootenai County Sheriff's Office
A driver is fighting for his life after crashing his car into Lake Coeur d'Alene.

KREM-TV reports that witnesses of the Dec. 20 car crash rushed to pull the male driver from the submerged vehicle after it ran off South Silver Beach Road and into the lake at approximately 1:20 p.m. The car was 20-30 feet from the shore and about 6 feet below the water's surface.

The driver, identified only as a 66-year-old Coeur d'Alene man, was rushed to Kootenai Medical Center where he's in critical condition. He was the only occupant of the car when it ran into the water.