Wrong-way driver sentenced to 10 years for deadly crash

Christine Cann
Credit: Kootenai County Sheriff's Office

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – The woman who drove the wrong way on I-90, causing a deadly crash, will spend a decade in prison. 

Christine Cann pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter in the death of 24-year-old Jeremy T. Scherer. A judge sentenced her to 10 years, with five years fixed and five years indeterminate. 

Footage from the Idaho State Patrol showed Cann driving westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-90 near Coeur d’Alene in September 2020. 

Troopers said she entered I-90 from Northwest Boulevard and continued until she hit Scherer’s car head-on. Scherer’s car spun sideways and was then hit on the driver’s side by a second car. 

Cann was under the influence at the time of the crash and police said she was unable to complete a walk and turn test. 

Scherer, who was from Spokane Valley, was taken to the hospital but passed away.

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