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DUI suspected in crash near Loon Lake that injures 3

UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019

From staff reports

The Washington State Patrol is suspects a driver under the influence caused a crash that injured three people Monday night north of Loon Lake.

Kettle Falls resident Tom D. Evje, 35, was southbound on U.S. Highway 395, about three miles north of Loon Lake when his 2002 Dodge Neon drifted across the center line and struck a northbound car about 9 p.m., the Washington State Patrol reported in a news release.

Evje is suspected of being impaired by alcohol or drugs and is under investigation for vehicular assault, said Trooper Jeff Sevigney.

The northbound car, a 1997 Honda CRV, was driven by Curlew resident Daniel J. Phillips, 57. Phillips and a passenger in the car, Trina C. Dulaney, 44, were injured, WSP said. Another passenger in the CRV, a 14-year-old girl, was uninjured.

Evje also was injured. He and Phillips were listed in satisfactory condition Tuesday morning at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.

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