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Monday, November 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Victims identified in Friday fatal crash on 395

Staff reports

The victims of a traffic accident in which one person died and another was injured on U.S. Highway 395 Friday have been identified.

Northbound driver Luletta M. Gilk, 49, was about three miles north of the Spokane County line when she slid into the oncoming traffic lane in her 2006 Dodge Caravan about 4 p.m., according to the Washington State Patrol.

The van struck a 2001 GMC pickup driven by Theodore Robison, 62, of Loon Lake., according to the WSP.

Gilk’s passenger, William E. Gilk Jr., 55, was taken to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, where he died, the WSP said. Luletta Gilk was injured and taken to Sacred Heart as well.

Robison was not injured. Everyone involved in the accident was wearing a seat belt and alcohol was not involved, the WSP said.

WSP said the cause of the accident was driving too fast for conditions.

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