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In brief: Wrong-way driver dies in 3-car crash

A woman driving in the wrong lane was killed Saturday afternoon in a three-car crash on U.S. Highway 2 in north Spokane County.

The Washington State Patrol said the crash occurred about 5 p.m. 3 miles north of Chattaroy.

KREM TV reported that a woman driving a Subaru was headed north in the southbound lane and crashed into an Acura and a Suburban traveling south.

The woman driving the Subaru died from her injuries, KREM said. The station also reported that officials said alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.

Two injured in car, moose collision

Two people were injured Saturday when the car they were in struck a moose on Interstate 90, the Washington State Patrol reported.

Margarita M. Boeckmann, 34, of Kennewick, was driving a 2011 Toyota Camry eastbound on I-90, west of the Four Lakes exit, when she struck the moose.

Boeckmann and her passenger, Spokane resident Andrea M. Munuz, 16, were transported to Deaconess Hospital.

Both were wearing seat belts, WSP said.

Motorcycle wreck sends 2 to hospital

A motorcycle crash Saturday morning in Pend Oreille County sent two people to the hospital after the vehicle left the road and rolled down an embankment.

Spokane resident David W. Schudel, 52, was riding a 2013 Harley-Davidson on Camden Road at Scotia Road southwest of Newport just before 11 a.m. when he drove off the road on a curve, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Schudel was taken to Newport Hospital for treatment. His passenger, 72-year-old Judith A. Perley, of Spokane, was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center. Both riders were wearing helmets. Perley was listed in critical but stable condition Saturday evening.

Schudel was cited for driving with his wheels off the roadway.

Driver charged in wreck that killed 3

The driver who was going the wrong way on Highway 95 near Athol and caused a crash that killed three people last week was arrested Friday after he was discharged from Kootenai Health.

Ryan J. Turner, 27, is now in the Kootenai County Jail facing three charges of vehicular manslaughter.

The Idaho State Police has reported that Turner was driving his Chevy Silverado north in the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 95 just before 4 a.m. on Sept. 12 when he ran into a minivan head-on. Spokane resident Mathew-Michael Baroni, 33, and his two daughters, 8-year-old Madilyn and 6-year-old Molly, died at the scene.

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