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One person dies after car strikes tree at high speed on Baltimore Road south of Spokane

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 24, 2020

At least one person died in a car crash south of Spokane early Thursday afternoon. Spokane County sheriff’s deputies and Fire District 8 personnel responded to the crash at South Baltimore Road and South Freya Road after it was reported around 12:15 p.m. (Spokane County Fire District 8)
At least one person died in a car crash south of Spokane early Thursday afternoon. Spokane County sheriff’s deputies and Fire District 8 personnel responded to the crash at South Baltimore Road and South Freya Road after it was reported around 12:15 p.m. (Spokane County Fire District 8)

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One person died in a single-car crash south of Spokane early Thursday afternoon.

A preliminary investigation determined the car was traveling south on South Baltimore Road when it failed to negotiate a curve and struck a tree at a high rate of speed, according to a news release. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

It did not appear the driver, the sole occupant of the car, was wearing a seat belt and investigators have not determined if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash, according to the release.

Spokane County sheriff’s deputies, Fire District 8 firefighters and AMR medical personnel responded to the crash near South Freya Road after it was reported around 12:15 p.m., the release said. Baltimore Road was closed for the investigation until just before 6 p.m.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing. The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the name of the driver at a later time.

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