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Minivan travelling over 100 mph leads car chase in Spokane Valley

UPDATED: Sun., July 12, 2020

A man driving a Honda Odyssey hit speeds over 100 mph Saturday night on Upriver Drive in Spokane Valley before running a red light and being hit by an oncoming vehicle.

Marks S. Kaskevics, 21, faces charges of vehicular assault, felony eluding and third degree assault, according to the Washington State Patrol. 

Kaskevics’ minivan was driving west on Upriver Drive on Saturday evening when he hit an unmarked WSP vehicle at Lehman Road and Pleasant Prairie Road. 

The minivan kept going west on Upriver Drive before crossing into oncoming traffic and running a red light at Argonne Road and Upriver Drive. 

A Ram pickup driving south on Argonne Road hit the minivan in the intersection. The truck then hit a Honda CRV, which rolled. Both the pickup and the CRV were totalled, according to WSP. 

The driver of the pickup, Dion Grider, 50, from Elk was taken to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center with his passenger Johanna Grider, 43. 

The driver of the CRV, Renee Lewis, 68, from Spokane was also taken to Sacred Heart. 

WSP said it’s unknown if drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash, but the investigation is on going. 

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