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Cheney car accident claims one

One man is dead and another was hospitalized after a single-car rollover crash this morning southeast of Cheney that detectives suspect may be alcohol-related.

Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies at 2:22 a.m. responded to a report of a crash on Cheney-Spangle, just south of Curtis Road. They found a 2005 Subaru Outback on it side with two 24-year-old men inside, according to Det. Dave Thornburg in a news release. Neither was wearing a seatbelt.

One of the men was declared dead at the scene. The other was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Thornburg said. The man who survived told police he and his friend had been drinking earlier. A blood sample was collected and will be analyzed.

It was unclear who was driving, Thornburg said, but evidence suggested the Subaru was speeding at the time of the crash.

Neither man’s name will be released until after an autopsy and next of kin is notified, Thornburg said.


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