A red light-runner caused an SUV to flip on its top in a downtown crash Monday afternoon, and two separate crashes north of Spokane resulted in serious injuries.
In the downtown collision, the driver of the SUV was treated and released Monday after the SUV was broadsided by a car that ran a red light at Sprague Avenue and Monroe Street shortly before 1 p.m. in front of the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox.
David Essex, 44, was cited for running the light in his Toyota Tercel. Essex, who was not injured, told police he was driving without a driver’s license or insurance.
Meanwhile, four people were sent to hospitals after separate crashes on U.S. Highway 395.
North of Hatch Road, Deborah D. Beaulieu, 58, was driving south in a Hyundai Santa Fe about 2:15 p.m. when her car left the road and rolled, according to a Washington State Patrol news release. Beaulieu, of Loon Lake, Wash., and her passenger, Tonya M. Conklin, 44, of Spokane, were taken by helicopter to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, the WSP said.
Beaulieu had fallen asleep and was cited for negligent driving, the WSP said. Beaulieu was not listed as a Sacred Heart patient Monday evening. Conklin was listed in satisfactory condition.
Earlier on Monday, two Stevens County residents were injured in a one-car rollover on U.S. 395 one mile north of Addy.
The driver, Timmy B. Tschabold, of Valley, Wash., and Roxanne M. Brons, 25, of Colville, were taken to Providence St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chewelah.
Tschabold was in satisfactory condition Monday afternoon, and Brons was stabilized and moved to Sacred Heart, where she was listed in serious condition Monday evening.
WSP troopers said Tschabold was headed south about 12:30 p.m. when his 1990 Acura Integra left the road to the right and went up an embankment before rolling. It came to rest on its wheels.