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RPS crash investigation

In April 2006, Jo Savage was killed after her car plunged from the fifth floor of the River Park Square parking garage. Follow this page for the latest stories and documents related to the investigation of Savage’s death.


Stories


  • Fri., Feb. 26, 2010

    Memo on legal work in RPS case surfaces

    A lawyer with the state attorney general’s office who provided a legal review of an investigation into a fatal 2006 River Park Square garage crash believed his review was being …


  • Sat., April 4, 2009

    No charges in fatal car plunge from RPS garage

    No charges will be filed from the 2006 death of a woman whose car broke through a parking garage barrier and plunged five stories to the ramp below. Spokane County …


  • Fri., Feb. 13, 2009

    State’s input on RPS sought

    Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker has asked for advice from the state attorney general’s office on an investigation into the death of a woman whose car fell from the River …


  • Thu., Feb. 12, 2009, 7:15 p.m.

    Prosecutor seeks advice on RPS crash

    Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker has asked for advice from the state Attorney General’s office on an investigation into the death of a woman whose car fell from the River …


  • Sat., Sept. 6, 2008

    Garage probe uncovers no fraud

    A yearlong federal investigation into the River Park Square mall found no proof of fraud, but evidence surrounding the death of a Pullman woman whose car broke through a barrier …

Documents


  • David Savage memo on RPS crash investigation


  • Attorney General’s Office letter to Tucker

    County Prosecutor Steve Tucker said April 3 he is closing the case on the death of Jo Ellen Savage after his office and the state Attorney General’s office concluded in separate reviews that there’s not enough evidence to prove “beyond a reasonable doubt” that the death was caused by criminal recklessness or criminal negligence. A letter from Assistant Attorney General Scott Marlow says state attorneys believe it would be difficult to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the owners or operators of the garage acted with criminal recklessness or criminal negligence in the case.


  • Spokane County prosecutor about Savage’s death

    This April 3 press release announces that County Prosecutor Steve Tucker said he is closing the case on the death of Jo Ellen Savage after his office and the state Attorney General’s office concluded in separate reviews that there’s not enough evidence to prove “beyond a reasonable doubt” that the death was caused by criminal recklessness or criminal negligence.


  • 2006 RPS structural evaluation

    Structural evaluation of concrete vehicle barriers at River Park Square garage completed in July 2006 by Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.


  • RPS inspections part 01

    Inspection reports for the RPS parking garage. Part 1 of 2.