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Collision sends four to hospital

Mon., Aug. 6, 2012

A two-car collision sent four people to the hospital Sunday afternoon.

Washington State Patrol said Julian Benson, 87, of Spokane, was traveling south in his 2000 Buick Century with his passenger, Maxine Hanna, 66, on State Road 2 when he failed to stop for a red light at Hawthorne.

Benson’s vehicle struck 67-year-old James Dunn’s 2005 Ford Explorer, causing both vehicles to spin and hit Christopher Thrasher, 24, who was in the crosswalk.

WSP said it is unknown whether anyone was wearing a seat belt.

Both vehicles were totaled and impounded. All four people involved in the collision were taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center.

Wrong-way crash kills man, child

MISSOULA – The Montana Highway Patrol said a Montana man driving the wrong way on Interstate 90 near Missoula died Sunday when his pickup crashed head-on into a vehicle containing a vacationing family of four from Washington state, killing an 8-year-old boy.

Trooper Drew Novak said the crash occurred about 4:30 a.m. east of Missoula. He said the 33-year old man driving west in the eastbound lanes may have been driving drunk. He was ejected from his vehicle and died at the scene.

Novak said a 37-year-old man in the other vehicle sustained serious injuries and was flown to a hospital in Seattle. The man’s 29-year-old wife and 5-year-old son are in stable condition at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula.

Woman stable after rolling car

TWISP, Wash. – A 62-year-old Twisp woman is reported in stable condition at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane after rolling her Cadillac three miles east of Twisp around 5 p.m. Saturday.

Linda Radosevich was driving westbound on Highway 20 when her car left the roadway, a Washington State Patrol news release said.

Radosevich, the vehicle’s only passenger, was wearing a seat belt.


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