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Spokane deputy’s patrol car damaged in accident

An 18-year-old late for classes this morning hit a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy’s patrol car on Interstate 90 in Spokane Valley.

Deputy Cole Speer, a school resource officer at Central Valley High School, was headed east on I-90 this morning when he was hit by a Ford Expedition that entered the highway at Pines Road and immediately crossed all three lanes of traffic, said Deputy Craig Chamberlin, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office.

The Expedition hit the marked patrol car on the passenger side, then spun around, before coming to rest on the shoulder, Chamberlin said.

The deputy’s car fishtailed, but he was able to regain control. Neither the deputy, nor the driver of the other vehicle was injured. The 18-year-old, Zachary J. Adams, told the deputy he was late for college classes, Chamberlin said.

He was cited for an unsafe lane change.

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