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Tuesday, October 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Impairment suspected in fatal Palouse Highway crash

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 6:46 p.m.

A Spokane County Sheriff’s Office vehicle. (SR)
A Spokane County Sheriff’s Office vehicle. (SR)
From staff reports

Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies suspect alcohol or drug use played a role in a Wednesday morning crash that killed a man on the Palouse Highway just west of Valleyford.

The single-vehicle crash happened at about 3:15 a.m., deputies said in a news release, when the driver failed to keep his vehicle on a road curve. The vehicle rolled and came to a rest in a field near the highway’s intersection with Bruna Road.

Deputies said the man was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. The man’s identity and cause of death will be released after his family is notified.

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