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Teenage driver injured in crash Saturday night in northwest Spokane

UPDATED: Sun., April 17, 2022

A 17-year-old Spokane driver speeding to pass a school bus on Nine Mile Road on Saturday evening was injured in a rollover crash, the Washington State Patrol said.

The driver, who was not identified, tried to pass the bus around 7:15 p.m. on a curve that had a double yellow line, according to a news release. The 2004 Volkswagen Jetta left the roadway and rolled on its top.

The driver was wearing a seat belt, and the WSP is investigating to determine if any criminal charges would be filed. There were no other injuries reported. Drugs or alcohol are not believed to have played a role in the crash.

The roadway was closed for several hours.

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