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Saturday, July 20, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Fleeing car crashes, sends three to hospital

A stolen vehicle fleeing sheriff’s deputies crashed into a pickup at Trent Avenue and Flora about 9:30 p.m. Friday, sending three people to the hospital.

A deputy spotted the 4-door sedan, which had been reported stolen, and attempted to pull it over on Upriver Drive, said sheriff’s Deputy Craig Chamberlin. The car’s driver turned the lights off and tfled at high speeds, eventually heading east on Wellesley Avenue. Officers called off pursuit as they advanced the 90-degree turn where Wellesley turns into Flora. The stolen sedan, still with its lights off, made the turn, and headed across Trent, where it clipped a small pickup truck, and rolled about 50 yards before resting on its top, Chamberlin said.

The sedan’s driver and two passenger were transported to a local hospital. A fourth passenger was treated at the scene. The pickup’s driver was not injured. Chamberlin did not release any names, but he did say the sedan’s driver would be booked into jail and charged with vehicular assault when he was released from the hospital.

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