State controller transferred to injury rehab center

State controller transferred to injury rehab center

Credit: KTVB

State Controller Donna Jones

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on June 19, 2012 at 11:30 AM

BOISE -- Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter says state Controller Donna Jones has been moved to a hospital rehabilitation facility as part of her recovery from injuries suffered in a traffic crash last month.

Otter opened Tuesday's Board of Examiners meeting with an update on the condition of Idaho's chief financial officer, saying Jones appears headed for a full recovery.

Jones suffered a broken neck and other injuries in a single-vehicle rollover on I-84 near Heyburn on May 25. She has been in a Boise hospital ever since.

The Spokesman-Review reports that Jones is crediting a seatbelt for saving her life.

Otter says the 73-year-old former lawmaker's recovery will take a long time. He says Jones is receiving intensive daily therapy, but is not yet ready to receive visitors.

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