POST FALLS, Idaho – Authorities with the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office say a 54-year-old woman has died after her car was submerged in the Spokane River.

On Tuesday, the sheriff's office identified the woman as Valerie Sandaker of Bonners Ferry.

A citizen called 911 after seeing the car shortly before 8 a.m., according to Detective Dennis Stinebaugh.  

A dive team with the sheriff's office removed Sandaker from the vehicle near Idaho Street and Anchor Way. She was critically injured and taken to Kootenai Health. 

Sandaker later died of her injuries. 

The sheriff's office is investigating the incident but does not suspect foul play.