‘Could’ve been a lot worse’: Minor injuries reported as box truck tumbles into Lake Coeur d’Alene

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — A box truck tumbled into Lake Coeur d’Alene Thursday morning while trying to turn the bend on Highway 97 near Wolf Lodge Bay.

Road conditions were rough and slippery.

“With these conditions, definitely taking it slow probably could have helped out,” said Idaho State Police Trooper Timothy Myers.

ISP said one man was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Another man walked away from the crash uninjured.

“Luckily, there wasn’t any bad injuries at this time, but could’ve been a lot worse with them landing in the lake,” Myers said.

Law enforcement says people need to plan ahead this winter. That means taking turns slowly and ensuring you have good winter tires.

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