Woman dies after crash near Post Falls

SPOKANE - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Department says a woman has died following a two vehicle crash that closed a busy Post Falls Intersection for several hours Saturday evening.

The Kootenai County Sheriff's Department says 19-year-old Michael W. Lyman was driving south on Greensferry when he missed the stop sign at Hayden Avenue, hitting a 2006 Toyota Camry driven by 34-year-old Rebekah Bryant.

Both Rebekah and her 60-year-old passenger Jacqueline J. Bryant, had to be cut from their vehicle by rescue crews. Both women, as well as Michael and his 57-year-old passenger Candice Lyman, were taken to Kootenai Medical Center by ambulance.

Michael Lyman was treated and released at the hospital. The Kootenai County Coroner's Office says Candice died at about 5:30 Sunday morning.

Deputies say they're unsure if Candice died as a result of the crash or previous medical conditions.

The conditions or extent of injuries of the other two victims were not immediately known.

The intersection was closed for nearly two hours as deputies conducted their investigation and cleared the collision scene. It was back open to traffic at 7:30 Saturday night.

Investigators say neither speed nor alcohol is a factor in the crash. Deputies cited Michael Lyman for failing to stop and failing to display insurance information.