Saturday, September 19, 2020

Woman in I-90 crash charged after man dies

| September 13, 2020 1:00 AM

The woman who police say drove the wrong direction on Interstate 90 and prompted a head-on collision Friday has been arrested after one of the accident's victims died.

Idaho State Police reported Saturday that Cristine M. Cann, 57, of Coeur d'Alene, was arrested and charged with felony vehicle manslaughter. She was transported to the Kootenai County Jail.

On Friday around 12:30 p.m., police reported that Cann was driving a 2020 Toyota Rav4 when she entered the interstate from Northwest Boulevard, Exit 11, traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes.

Cann continued to travel in the wrong direction when she hit a 2014 Chevrolet Sonic driven by Jeremy T. Scherer, 24, of Spokane Valley, head on near milepost 10, ISP reported.

The collision with Cann caused Scherer to spin sideways where he was struck on his driver's side by a 2019 Subaru Forester driven by Christopher B. Comer, 57, of Issaquah, Wash., the ISP said.

Scherer succumbed to his injuries and next-of-kin have been notified, police reported on Saturday.

The roadway was blocked for about three hours.