SUV Crashes Into Creek At Hangman Valley & Latah - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

FIRST ON KHQ: Woman Driving SUV Goes Airborne & Crashes Into Latah Creek

(Photo by KHQ Photographer Nick Beber) (Photo by KHQ Photographer Nick Beber)
(Photo by KHQ Photographer Nick Beber) (Photo by KHQ Photographer Nick Beber)
(Photo by KHQ Photographer Nick Beber) (Photo by KHQ Photographer Nick Beber)
(Photo by KHQ Photographer Nick Beber) (Photo by KHQ Photographer Nick Beber)
(Photo by KHQ Photographer Nick Beber) (Photo by KHQ Photographer Nick Beber)

>>>FIRST ON KHQ: Driver Crashes Stolen Vehicle Into The Spokane River

>>>KHQ EXCLUSIVE: Airborne Car Lands Upside Down In Drainage Ditch

>>>KHQ.COM EXCLUSIVE: Man Leads Police On Chase After Stealing Truck With MONSTER Tires

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: Sheriff's Dive Team members rescued a 60-year-old Spokane woman Sunday after she drove her sport utility vehicle off Hangman Valley Road and into the swollen waters of Latah Creek.

Debra Gilbert Wilde was southbound when her 2002 Jeep Cherokee left the roadway and went over a guardrail, down a 20-foot embankment, and then another 60 yards into the creek's rushing waters.

A passerby heard her calling for help about 1:15 p.m. Sunday and alerted the sheriff's office.  Deputy Greg Lance arrived and saw the Jeep about 25 feet from shore with water up to the bottoms of its windows. It appeared the SUV had drifted downstream about 100 feet from where it entered the creek.

Latah Creek is currently swollen with recent rainwater and snow melt, and is running significantly higher than it does at other times of the year. Firefighters reached the Jeep with a line and had Wilde tie if off so the vehicle would not float farther downstream before the water rescue team arrived.

Wilde was removed from the Jeep and to safety about 2:30 p.m. She was taken by ambulance to a downtown hospital. 

It did not appear she suffered any injuries in the crash, but she was hypothermic from exposure to the frigid water.

At the hospital, Deputy Lance conducted follow-up investigation and arrested Wilde for Driving While under the Influence of Alcohol.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Spokane Police investigating death of man shot during sex

    Spokane Police investigating death of man shot during sex

    Wednesday, November 14 2018 8:45 PM EST2018-11-15 01:45:55 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are investigating the death of a man who reportedly shot himself in the head during sex. In a search warrant filed Nov. 8 in Spokane Superior Court, a detective wrote that around 2 a.m. on Nov. 4, police were called to a home in the 7800 block of North Morton Ave. after a woman said her partner shot himself in the head. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are investigating the death of a man who reportedly shot himself in the head during sex. In a search warrant filed Nov. 8 in Spokane Superior Court, a detective wrote that around 2 a.m. on Nov. 4, police were called to a home in the 7800 block of North Morton Ave. after a woman said her partner shot himself in the head. 

    >>
  • Can you prank your mom? 'The 25 pound turkey challenge'

    Can you prank your mom? 'The 25 pound turkey challenge'

    Wednesday, December 21 2016 2:36 PM EST2016-12-21 19:36:25 GMT

    KHQ.COM - Most mothers can only hope by the time their children grow up and move out of the house, they've learned all the necessary things to be a successful adult, including the basic knowledge that a turkey must be cooked in an oven, or perhaps in a smoker... NOT in a microwave. For this reason a new prank-challenge going around on Facebook is resulting in some hilarious text conversations between mothers and their grown children.

    >>

    KHQ.COM - Most mothers can only hope by the time their children grow up and move out of the house, they've learned all the necessary things to be a successful adult, including the basic knowledge that a turkey must be cooked in an oven, or perhaps in a smoker... NOT in a microwave. For this reason a new prank-challenge going around on Facebook is resulting in some hilarious text conversations between mothers and their grown children.

    >>
  • Santa Clara Police expanding resources in attempt to locate missing Spokane man

    Santa Clara Police expanding resources in attempt to locate missing Spokane man

    Wednesday, November 14 2018 7:48 PM EST2018-11-15 00:48:21 GMT

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Police in California are looking for a missing Spokane man who went missing during the San Francisco 49ers game Monday night.  32-year-old Ian Powers was last seen at the game with his family Monday night. He went to the restroom alone late in the game and hasn't been seen since, police told local media.  

    >>

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Police in California are looking for a missing Spokane man who went missing during the San Francisco 49ers game Monday night.  32-year-old Ian Powers was last seen at the game with his family Monday night. He went to the restroom alone late in the game and hasn't been seen since, police told local media.  

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/