Man arrested in fatal crash

MONDAY, DEC. 24, 2007

A Spokane man is in jail on charges of vehicular homicide and vehicular assault after causing a two-car crash late Friday night that killed Wyatt Williams, 10, according to the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Police reports show William Keizer, 45, was behind the wheel of a pickup truck that slammed into a sport utility vehicle carrying Williams and three other family members.

The collision occurred about 11:30 p.m. at the intersection of Trent and Mission avenues in Spokane.

Williams is being held in Spokane County Jail on $500,000 bond. His first court appearance is set for this afternoon, said Spokane County Sheriff’s Assistant Dave Trieschmann.

Other members of the Williams family were admitted to area hospitals. Details were not available today.

Spokane police are continuing to investigate the collision, Deputy Police Chief Jim Nicks said.

– Paula Davenport


Holiday affects many services

The following offices and services in the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene areas will be affected by the Christmas holiday:

•City, county and state offices will be closed Tuesday. Spokane City Hall will close at noon today.

•There will be no garbage service Tuesday, and service will run one day late the rest of the week. Friday pickups will occur Saturday.

•Parking meters do not need to be plugged.

•Banks and post offices will be closed Christmas Day.

•Most grocers will close early today and are closed Christmas Day.

•State liquor stores are closed Christmas Day.

•Spokane Transit Authority buses will run on the holiday service schedule, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday.

•Spokane city libraries are closed Tuesday and Wednesday, while Spokane County libraries and the Coeur d’Alene Public Library are closed today and Tuesday.

•Schools are closed for the holidays.

•Riverfront Park attractions, including the Ice Palace, Imax Theater, Spokane Falls Skyride and the Carrousel, are open today and Christmas Day.

– Staff reports


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