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Idaho woman dies after driving car into river near Canada border

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EASTPORT – A woman is dead after driving her car in the river near the Idaho-Canada border.

Idaho State Police reports the crash occurred around 9:30 Monday morning on U.S. Highway 95 south of Eastport.

Thirty-four-year-old Shannon Taylor of Bonners Ferry was traveling southbound in a black 2007 Saturn Vue. Fifty-six-year-old Alicia Taylor was a passenger in the vehicle.

For an unknown reason, Shannon veered off the road and drove about 170 feet, before coming to a stop fully submerged upright in the river.

Both women were wearing seatbelts, according to a news release from ISP.

Shannon died instantly, but Alicia was taken by ambulance to Boundary Community Hospital in Bonners Ferry. From there, she was flown to Kootenai Health in Coeur d’Alene.

The women’s families have been notified. The crash remains under investigation.

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