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Latah man killed in crash Saturday night in Fairfield

Oct. 8, 2022 Updated Sun., Oct. 9, 2022 at 9:15 p.m.

From staff reports

A 27-year-old Latah man was killed when his car struck a semitruck Saturday night in Fairfield.

Anthony J. Silva was headed north on state Route 27 in a 2005 Mini Cooper when he struck a truck driven by 56-year-old Jeffrey W. Gunderson of Potlatch, according to a Washington State Patrol news release.

Silva was speeding and struck the axle of a trailer Gunderson was hauling.

The crash was reported around 8:20 p.m. in the southern Spokane County town. Impairment is suspected in the crash, which was caused by speeding, the WSP said.

Silva was not wearing a seat belt. Gunderson was, and he was not injured in the crash.

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