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Girl dies after Thursday crash in north Spokane County

A 9-year-old girl injured in a collision Thursday evening in north Spokane County has died, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Olivia Chaffin, of Deer Park, was a passenger along with her grandmother in a car driven by her father, Richard Chaffin. A pizza delivery driver who failed to stop at a stop sign about 6 p.m. broadsided the Chaffin’s vehicle at Monroe and Hazard roads.

Richard Chaffin, who had minor injuries, performed CPR on his daughter until medics arrived. The girl was airlifted to a Spokane hospital where she was declared brain dead Saturday and died Sunday afternoon. An autopsy was performed Monday.

The grandmother, Shirley Chaffin, 64, suffered fractures.

Authorities identified the driver of the other vehicle as Echo Henderson, 24, of Clayton.

An investigation of the crash continues, said sheriff’s Detective Dave Thornburg.



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