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Region in brief: Two Lewiston residents die in crash

Sun., Sept. 20, 2009

Two Lewiston residents died Saturday when their car collided head-on with another attempting a pass on state Route 127 seven miles south of Dusty, in Whitman County.

Ronald Gary West, 64, was driving and Frances Mary West, 72, was a passenger in a 2007 Toyota Camry headed northbound around 11:30 a.m. when a southbound 2006 Chevy Trailblazer driven by Victor Jacob Marly pulled out to pass another vehicle, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The Wests died at the scene.

Marly, of Milton-Freewater, Ore., was airlifted to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, where he was listed in satisfactory condition. He will be charged with vehicular homicide, according to the WSP.

Bert Caldwell

North Idaho bikers improving after crash

The conditions of two North Idaho men involved in a 26-motorcycle wreck on Interstate 5 in Oregon on Friday have been upgraded.

Herbert Sinclair, 48, of Heyburn, was in good condition Saturday afternoon, a spokesman for Health Sciences University in Portland said.

David Bowyer, 44, of Coeur d’Alene, was in serious condition at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland.

Both were admitted with critical injuries after a collision near Wilsonville, Ore., that also injured eight other bikers.

Most of the riders involved in the crash were members of the Brother Speed motorcycle club.

Bert Caldwell

Dancing, quilt raffle mark fair’s final day

The Spokane County Interstate Fair wraps up its 2009 run today. Animals can start being moved out of the livestock area at 5 p.m., so be sure to go early if you want to see those exhibits.

•Gates open at 8:30 a.m., exhibit buildings open at 10 a.m. and the Butler Amusements midway opens at noon.

•Malidoma World Dance Ensemble, 12:15 p.m. at the Community Stage.

•Quilt raffle drawing, 4 p.m., Steam and Gas area.

•All buildings and carnival close at 8 p.m.

Fair admission is $8 for adults at the gate; $5 for kids ages 7 to 13 and seniors 65 and older; and free for kids 6 and younger.

From staff reports


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