BOISE -- Idaho State Controller Donna Jones is still in the hospital after being injured in a car crash near Heyburn last week.

The 73-year-old was initially taken to Minidoka Memorial Hospital in Rupert Friday afternoon, then flown to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, after her SUV rolled over on Interstate 84.

Family members issued a statement through her office Tuesday saying that Jones has undergone surgeries to repair broken bones. Because of the orthopedic nature of her injuries, doctors are keeping Jones in the hospital's intensive care unit. The family remains optimistic for a strong recovery.

Although Donna was involved in a serious accident, her family has told me that she s meeting the expected medical milestones, and on her way to recovery, said Chief Deputy Controller Brandon Woolf. They ve also told me the seatbelt she wore saved her life.

The family expressed thanks for the paramedics who responded to the accident, and for the treatment she has received at St. Al's.

Well wishers may send cards or flowers to the State Controller s Office at 700 W. State Street, Boise, Idaho, 83720.

Additional information about her recovery will be posted to the State Controller s website.

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