Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Sunday, October 25, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Clear Day 33° Clear
News >  Spokane

One person dead after car crashes in Spokane River

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018

A woman died when a car went into the Spokane River Wednesday. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
A woman died when a car went into the Spokane River Wednesday. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

A woman’s body was recovered from an upside-down car found Wednesday in the Spokane River.

The identity of the woman has not been released.

The car entered the river near Long Road and Montgomery Avenue by the Centennial Trail in Spokane Valley sometime before 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Gregory said at about noon that the topography of the area, with steep terrain and private property flanking the river, was making recovery difficult.

“Evidence at the scene indicates the vehicle turned north from Montgomery on a private drive,” a Spokane Valley Police Department news release stated. “The vehicle continued north, past the dead end, over the steep embankment and came to rest upside down and partially submerged in the river.”

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.

Subscribe to the Coronavirus newsletter

Get the day’s latest Coronavirus news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter.

New health insurance plans available Nov. 1 through Washington Healthplanfinder

 (Photo courtesy WAHBE)

Fall means the onset of the cold and flu season.