- Associated Press - Monday, August 28, 2017

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) - A 52-year-old Montana woman competing in a northern Idaho endurance event is in fair condition at a hospital after being struck by an event support vehicle.

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office says the vehicle struck Crystal O’Conner of Bozeman at about 1 p.m. Sunday while she was on the 112-mile (180-kilometer) bike portion of Ironman Coeur d’Alene.

Officials say a helicopter transported O’Conner to Kootenai Health in Coeur d’Alene where she was initially listed in critical condition.

A hospital spokeswoman on Monday morning says O’Conner has improved to fair condition.

Police say 65-year-old Michael Fuller of Coeur d’Alene was driving the support vehicle that struck O’Conner. Fuller was not injured.

Police are continuing to investigate.

The race on Sunday also included lengthy swimming and running segments.


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