Rash of accidents causes death, injuries across region
A Moyie Springs, Idaho, man was killed Monday night when his vehicle went off U.S. Highway 2 near Moyie Springs.
Roy Dale Kelso, 56, was headed headed west in a 1994 Chevy pickup when he went off the eastbound side of the highway and down an embankment, overturning into several trees just before 10 p.m. He was wearing a seat belt, said Idaho State Police. He died at the scene.
That was one of several serious accidents across the region in less than 12 hours.
A woman was killed Monday night on Maple Street north of Indiana Avenue when she was struck by a vehicle about 10 p.m. Details from Spokane police were not immediately available.
Elsewhere, a driver was ejected from a vehicle and seriously injured in a rollover accident on U.S. Highway 395 in the vicinity of Hatch Road early today.
Washington State Patrol troopers said that Daniel P. Cannon-Alexander, 19, of Deer Park, fell asleep and was not wearing a seat belt. He went off the road in his 1987 Honda and overcorrected about 4 a.m.
Troopers said he was taken to Providence Holy Family Hospital and was being treated for a skull fracture.
Another accident about 7 a.m. today in which the driver fell asleep led to the injury of Christine K. Beale, 60, of Lewiston, troopers said.
She was southbound on U.S. Highway 195 about 10 miles south of Pullman when she went off the road to the right in a 2002 Dodge Caravan. She was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle, which struck a concrete culvert.
Beale was taken to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.
Another accident was reported on Schafer Road just west of Dishman-Mica Road and a third crash was on Valley Chapel Road near the Palouse Highway, both this morning.
In a Monday night accident blamed on an icy road, Luis Schiaffini-Pineiro, 29, of Spokane Valley, was headed east on Interstate 90 in a 1995 Mazda pickup truck when he lost control on an icy surface, crossed the right shoulder and rolled several times about 10:30 p.m. The vehicle came to rest on its wheels, according to Idaho State Police.
Schiaffini-Pineiro was taken to Kootenai Medical Center for treatment. He was wearing a seat belt.