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Woman killed in three-car accident

A woman was killed Tuesday night in Stevens County when the car she was riding in was hit head-on by a car swerving to avoid a disabled vehicle.

The teenage boy driving the car that swerved was avoiding his sister’s car, which had broken down in the northbound lane of Swenson Road, the Washington State Patrol reported.

Jonina Lorene Flyckt, 72, of Nine Mile Falls, was killed in the accident around 7:20 p.m. about six miles north of Nine Mile Falls. She was a passenger in a 2006 Buick Lucerne driven by Gary Leroy Flyckt, 73.

Justin P. Price, 17, of Deer Park, was driving north on Swenson in a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica when he swerved to avoid the disabled 1996 Ford Taurus driven by his sister, Sara Lorra Price, 22, of Spokane.

When Justin Price swerved, his car crossed into the southbound lane and hit the Flyckts’ Buick head-on, a news release from the WSP said.

Gary Flyckt was taken to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and is listed in stable condition.

Both Prices were uninjured. All parties were wearing seat belts.

Charges are pending.



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