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One killed in alleged impaired driver crash north of Spokane

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 3:26 p.m.

From staff reports

Washington State Patrol responded to a two-car fatal crash 4 miles north of Spokane on state Route 2 at 4 a.m. Saturday.

Christopher M. McIlveen, 41, was driving north on Route 2 when his Ford F350 crossed the centerline and struck a Kia Optima driven by Chance J. Quesnell, 20, head on.

Quesnell was declared dead at the scene. McIlveen and Quesnell’s passenger, Brayden J. Whiteside, 20, were transported to area hospitals.

WSP Public Information Officer Jeff Sevigney said on Twitter the crash is being investigated as vehicular homicide. The road was partially blocked, while law enforcement investigated.

McIlveen is believed to have been impaired at the time of the crash, Sevigney wrote.

Editor’s note: This story was altered Sunday, October 28. An earlier version misstated the name of the driver thought to have been impaired; WSP suspects McIlveen, not Quesnell, of being under the influence.

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