October 23, 2011 in City

In brief: Street racer slams into middle school

 

A street race between a Camaro and a Subaru on Friday night ended with one of the cars crashed into Garry Middle School.

The cars were racing near Cincinnati Street and Central Avenue when the Camaro lost control, hitting the school. Both occupants were badly injured, said Spokane police in a news release.

The driver of the Subaru fled the scene but was found at a nearby home and arrested on suspicion of vehicular assault, police said.

Charges are pending against the driver of the Camaro. Police did not release the names of any of the people involved.

The crash occurred just before 11 p.m. It is unknown how much damage was done, and school officials could not be reached Saturday. However, glass and other debris could be seen around the apparent crash site on Saturday afternoon and the wall of what appears to be an outbuilding was marred with scratches and a hole.

Cemetery to host monthly program

A Veterans Memorial Tribute Program will be Monday at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery.

The program honors deceased Washington veterans who did not receive full military honors.

The program begins at 3 p.m. Monday and will be repeated the last Monday of each month. It is open to the public.

The cemetery is at 21702 W. Espanola Road, Medical Lake.

Honor Guard teams from Fairchild Air Force Base, the Army National Guard and the Ladies and Gentlemen of the State Veterans Cemetery will provide a formal service at the flag assembly area of the cemetery.

For more information, call Richard Cesler, cemetery director, at (509) 299-6280.

Panel reviews wolf plan Nov. 3

A Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission work session on a proposed gray wolf conservation and management plan is scheduled for Spokane.

The session will be held Nov. 3, followed by a Nov. 4 meeting on other issues. The citizen commission, which sets department policy, will hold both meetings at 9 a.m. at the Ramada Inn Spokane Airport hotel, 8909 W. Airport Drive.

Public comments will be accepted at the Nov. 3 meeting on the wolf plan recommended for approval by Fish and Wildlife. The commission is expected to take action on the plan in December.

To view the plan, visit http://wdfw.wa.gov/ conservation/gray_wolf.

Man, 61, thrown from motorcycle

A 61-year-old Soap Lake man was hospitalized Saturday afternoon after he was thrown from his motorcycle.

Raymond E. Boylston was riding his 2003 Harley-Davidson north on Highway 25, about 16 miles north of Davenport, when he failed to negotiate a curve to the left, the Washington State Patrol said in a news release. His motorcycle left the road, becoming airborne before it landed in a wooded area. Boylston was thrown from the bike; he was wearing a helmet during the 12:24 p.m. incident, the WSP said.

He was taken to Lincoln Hospital, where his condition was unavailable Saturday night.

The WSP cited speed too fast for conditions as the cause of the crash.


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