Stories tagged: Washington State Patrol
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.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 8:26 p.m.
Utah man identified as driver who died in Spokane Valley crash
Scott J. Greenstreet, of Sandy, Utah, was idenitifed as the pickup truck driver who struck a bridge abutment on Interstate 90 and died Friday night.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 7:36 p.m.
Driver killed in crash on Interstate 90 at Pines Road
A person was killed in a one car crash on westbound Interstate 90 near the Pines exit Friday evening.
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 4:41 p.m.
Highway 2 near Bear Lake back open after serious crash
A serious crash closed both directions of Highway 2 near Bear Lake for several hours Friday afternoon.
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 11:25 a.m.
State Patrol reviewing crash that led to immigration hold
Washington State Patrol is investigating to see if it followed its own policies after a minor crash on Interstate 5 could lead to a man’s deportation. Washington State Patrol does …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Another semi full of apples crashes into the Columbia River
A semi full of apples crashed into the Columbia River near Wenatchee Thursday, only days after another semi loaded with apples crashed into the river off State Route 243 in …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 9:51 p.m.
Ambulance catches fire after crash on I-90 in Spokane
An ambulance crashed and caught on fire early Thursday morning on Interstate 90 near U.S. Highway 2, prompting Washington State Patrol officials to close westbound I-90 for a few hours.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 7:09 p.m.
WSP arrests woman wanted for tampering with alcohol bracelet while awaiting vehicular homicide trial
The Washington State Patrol arrested a woman Tuesday morning who is suspected of tampering with her alcohol monitoring bracelet while waiting for her trial on a vehicular homicide charge.
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 5:33 p.m.
Three hurt in DUI car crash Sunday south of Spokane Valley
Three people were injured early Sunday morning when a speeding car crashed about four miles south of Spokane Valley. The Washington State Patrol suspects the 37-year-old driver of a blue …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017, 6:55 p.m.
Spokane man dies in State Route 195 crash north of Colfax
A Spokane man died Friday morning when he lost control of his Ford Ranger on State Route 195 and slammed head on into a semi.
Sat., Jan. 7, 2017, 9:27 p.m.
Trailblazers, Zags games canceled due to severe weather conditions
Snow and sleet made for treacherous roads in Oregon on Saturday, with the state police warning that they couldn’t keep up with all the crashes.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 3:02 p.m.
Woman who struck and killed bicyclist had been drinking, WSP says
A woman who struck and killed a bicyclist near Airway Heights early Sunday morning had been drinking and was driving on the shoulder of Highway 2, court documents show.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 9:13 a.m.
State trooper back to work after motorcycle crash in Spokane
Trooper Jeff Sevigney returned to work Tuesday as a public information officer for the Washington State Patrol more than two months after he was struck by a pickup truck while …