Stories tagged: Washington State Patrol
UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017, 11:40 p.m.
‘Put the cellphone down’ law starts Sunday
Washington becomes one of the toughest states in the country Sunday for people who do anything behind the wheel with their cell phones.
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 2:27 p.m.
Traffic clear on westbound Interstate 90 near Argonne
A crash involving a car and a semi shut down a lane of westbound Interstate 90 just west of Argonne Road Wednesday afternoon, backing up traffic.
Tue., July 11, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
Fatal shooting by WSP trooper on I-5 under investigation
The Olympia Police Department is leading a multi-agency independent investigation into Saturday’s fatal shooting of a driver by a Washington State Patrol trooper on southbound Interstate 5 in Lacey.
Mon., July 10, 2017, 4:35 p.m.
Man shot, killed on boat by officers identified
Authorities have identified a man shot and killed by police early Sunday after he allegedly fired shots toward shore from a sailboat in the waters off Washington.
Thu., July 6, 2017, 5:52 p.m.
Man accused of killing two in DUI crash found sobbing on the side of the road
A man driving during a crash that killed two people south of Spokane Valley early Saturday morning was found sobbing on the side of the road, saying it was his …
Thu., July 6, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
WSP urges drivers to check tires before traveling
The Washington State Patrol has seen an uptick in collisions caused by blown-out tires this summer and is encouraging motorists to check their tires before hitting the road.
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 8:59 p.m.
Man found dead near Schrag I-90 rest area
A body was found Tuesday at the Schrag rest area on eastbound Interstate 90 between Ritzville and Spokane.
UPDATED: Sun., July 2, 2017, 8:13 p.m.
Motorcyclist injured in head-on collision on Highway 290
A motorcyclist was injured after a head-on collision on Highway 290 Saturday evening.
UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017, 8:18 p.m.
Two dead in DUI crash on Highway 27
A man has been charged with vehicular homicide after two people died in a fiery rollover crash on Highway 27 early Saturday morning.
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 10:02 p.m.
Evergreen president describes how protests ‘blew up’
Senate panel hears Evergreen administration’s view of how student protests grew into security threats.
Thu., June 15, 2017, 8:33 a.m.
One person dead, two injured in vehicle collision near Colfax
One person is dead and two are injured after a vehicle collision on State Route 26 near Colfax.
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 9:08 p.m.
Two arrested after ramming Department of Transportation truck on I-90
Two men were arrested after their car rammed into the back of a Washington Department of Transportation truck on Interstate 90 Wednesday afternoon and they fled the scene.
UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 11:22 p.m.
Washington State Patrol agrees to pay veteran employees $13 million in back wages
The agreement settles a class action lawsuit in which patrol employees alleged they were not given credit for their military service in hiring and promotion decisions as required by state …
UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 10:40 p.m.
One killed, three injured in fatal crash south of Newport
One person was killed and three injured in a crash on Highway 2 Friday afternoon.
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
Driver injured in collision with semi on I-90 at Vantage Bridge
One driver was injured after a semi truck collided with a car on Interstate 90 at the Vantage Bridge. The collision blocked all lanes of the freeway in both directions, …
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
Police end standoff with a distraught driver who attempted to elude officers
Police arrested and handcuffed a man who caused a tense standoff that closed Division Street in North Spokane this evening.
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 11:05 p.m.
WSP names drivers involved in school bus crash near Colville; bus driver out of hospital
The Washington State Patrol has released the names of a school bus driver and a semitruck driver involved in a collision Friday morning near Colville.
Sat., April 15, 2017, 6:48 p.m.
NBA star Isaiah Thomas’ sister killed in car accident
NBA star Isaiah Thomas’ sister has died in a one-car accident.
UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017, 11:42 a.m.
Trooper hospitalized after being hit during traffic stop
Two people, including a Washington State trooper, were taken to the hospital after a crash on Interstate 5.
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 9:23 p.m.
Driver hurt in highway crash near Colfax cited for not wearing seat belt
A 76-year-old driver received minor injuries Monday afternoon when a semi truck swerved in front of him on Highway 195, causing a collision about four miles north of Colfax.
Fri., April 7, 2017, 7:15 p.m.
Woman sues Washington State Patrol chief over public sale of accident reports
A Spokane woman has filed a lawsuit against the Washington State Patrol Chief John Bastiste, alleging that the department’s practice of selling unredacted accident reports is a violation of the …
Wed., April 5, 2017, 6:29 p.m.
Chain reaction crash clogged I-90 in downtown Spokane Wednesday
A driver attempting to merge onto Interstate 90 from the Maple Street on-ramp in downtown Spokane caused a chain reaction crash involving three other cars Wednesday afternoon, according to the …
Wed., April 5, 2017, 10:44 a.m.
Trooper didn’t violate patrol’s hands-off immigration policy
The Washington State Patrol says a trooper did not violate the agency’s policy of not enforcing immigration laws while investigating a crash that led to a man being detained by …
Mon., April 3, 2017, 9:18 a.m.
Authorities target distracted drivers in statewide campaign
Authorities across Washington state will begin cracking down on drivers using their cellphones behind the wheel.
UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Troopers suspect intoxication in crash that injured two men in Lincoln County
The Washington State Patrol says two men were airlifted to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane after their car veered of a highway late Saturday in Lincoln County.
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 6:50 a.m.
Woman killed in U.S. Highway 395 crash near Deer Park
A fatal crash is slowing traffic on Highway 395 at Dahl Road just outside Deer Park, according to the Washington State Patrol.
UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017, 4:19 p.m.
Pedestrian hit by cement truck on I-90
A pedestrian was hit by a cement truck after he ran up the westbound Interstate 90 Division off ramp, according to the Washington State Patrol.
UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 7:41 p.m.
Icy roads causing multiple crashes in Spokane County
Local law enforcement agencies are dealing with multiple crashes due to icy roads in the Spokane area and some roads are being shut down. The problem areas seem to be …
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 7:16 a.m.
Suspected drunken driver had young child, pounds of marijuana in car
An alleged drunk driver who caused a crash on Trent Avenue Wednesday had her 5-year-old child and several pounds of marijuana inside her car at the time, according to the …
Wed., March 1, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
Driver of logging truck that caught fire after crash in Lincoln County found safe at his nearby home
A semitruck carrying logs left the roadway, rolled and caught fire early Wednesday morning – but when crews went to check on the driver, he couldn’t be found.