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Man thrown from vehicle in rollover crash south of Spokane

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 2, 2021

From staff reports

A 33-year-old Lewiston man is in stable condition after he was thrown from the vehicle he was driving around noon Tuesday on U.S. Highway 195 about 6 miles south of Spokane.

Benjamin Rupnick was driving north in a 1998 Chevrolet truck when he left the roadway , went, down an embankment and rolled many times, Washington State Patrol said in a news release. Rupnick was thrown from the truck and it came to rest on top of him.

Rupnick, who did not wear a seat belt, was taken to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, WSP said.

The highway was at least partially blocked for a few hours after the crash.

It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash. Charges are pending.

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