Two people were hospitalized after a rollover accident Wednesday in Spokane Valley that authorities said was caused by equipment failure.
Both victims were ejected; Washington State Patrol said neither was wearing a seat belt.
Deborah A. McKinney, 48, was westbound about noon on Trent Avenue toward Pines Road when the rear of her 1991 Ford Explorer detached, including the axle, rolling the SUV, according to a news release.
McKinney and passenger Timothy L. Stearns, 45, were transported to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. McKinney was in satisfactory condition Wednesday night; Stearns was in serious condition, according to a nursing supervisor.
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