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Ice blamed in fatal crash northwest of Spokane today

A man died when his pickup truck crashed this morning northwest of Spokane as icy roads made the morning drive hazardous in some locations. The driver of a 2007 GMC pickup apparently lost control on a slippery roadway, ran off the north side of Government Way and flipped the vehicle, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release. The sheriff’s office withheld the man’s name. The crash was reported by a passing motorist at 6:03 a.m., and the victim was reported as unresponsive. Shortly after deputies arrived at the scene, they pronounced him dead. Deputy Tom Warner said it appeared the truck was headed west on Government Way when the driver lost control near the intersection of Aubrey L. White Parkway. Rain had frozen to the road surface overnight making them extremely icy in spots, the sheriff’s office said. Ice was causing problems for motorists elsewhere in the region. The Washington State Patrol responded to an accident south of Spangle at Bradshaw Road on U.S. Highway 195. Authorities requested a sander truck be dispatched to the hill on Hatch Road in southwest Spokane.
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