Coeur d’Alene woman killed in early morning crash

November 12, 2012 11:59 a.m. - Updated: 2:24 p.m.

A 40-year-old Coeur d’Alene woman was killed this morning when her car slid on snow-covered roads and was hit by another vehicle.

Neta J. Clift, who worked for the West Bonner County School District, was driving north on state Highway 41 near Spirit Lake when she lost control of her 1994 Oldsmobile 88 four-door. The vehicle spun into the southbound lane and was hit by a 2004 Dodge pickup driven by Nancy J. Daniel, 49, of Blanchard, a news release from the Idaho State Police said.

Clift died at the scene.

Daniel and her passenger, Hailee Daniel, 10, were taken by private vehicle to Kootenai Medical Center, where they were treated and released.

Both people in the Daniel vehicle were wearing seat belts, the release said. Investigators said they hadn’t determined if Clift was wearing her seat belt.

Clift was an Intensive Behavior Intervention therapist at Priest River Elementary School and Priest River Lamanna High School.

“Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family at this time of loss,” Superintendent Ellen Perconti said.

The district provided support to its staff and students to help them respond to the tragedy, Perconti added.


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