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Icy road conditions in the Inland Northwest contributed to the first major weather-related accidents of the season Friday night, prompting officials to remind drivers to slow down during inclement weather. On Friday night, a 16-year-old Nine Mile Falls girl was killed on a remote north Spokane County road when she lost control of her vehicle while talking on her cell phone, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office reported.
The rut is winding down, leaving motorists with one fewer reason for colliding with a deer, elk or moose on the highway. The annual fall mating season, which peaks in November, involves bucks chasing does, hunters pursuing bucks and vehicles driving through the flurry of activity at 60 mph.
Post Falls police and fire crews have responded to Mullan Avenue and Idaho Street where a rollover injury accident apparently has trapped a vehicle occupant.
A man died after being hit by a car in downtown Sandpoint Thursday afternoon.
Snow falling in the upper elevations of Spokane County apparently set the stage for a string of traffic accidents this morning.
Cooler weather is opening the possibility of snowfall in lower elevations of the Inland Northwest on Thursday and Saturday mornings, a forecaster said Monday.
A man died on Highway 21 in Ferry County Friday night after another driver crossed the center line and struck his car.
After several weeks, a strange odor finally became “unbearable” for a Liberty Lake apartment dweller who called the Spokane Valley Fire Department for help. Assistant Fire Marshal Bill Clifford said Liberty Lake police joined firefighters on the Sept. 1 call to the Big Trout Lodge Apartments at 22809 Country Vista Drive. When the emergency workers arrived shortly before midnight, they too smelled something odd.
An Arkansas man died on Highway 2 near Creston after his car rolled and he was partially ejected, according to Washington State Patrol.
The man killed in a logging accident near Harrison Wednesday has been identified as Maximinio Perez-Hernandez, 29, of Honduras.
One person is dead, and officials are working to clear a multi-vehicle crash involving a moose that has closed eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 90 near the Idaho border.
Trains hit vehicles on the west and east sides of Spokane County within 30 minutes of each other Tuesday.
Three children were killed Sunday in a crash near Idaho's Fourth of July Pass that restricted travel along Interstate 90 to a single lane, the Idaho State Patrol said. Dead are Monica Cahoon-Haase, 9; Kaitlynn Haase, 5; and Sarah Haase, 4. All were from Puyallup, Wash.
The Pentagon has concluded that the American pilot and crew were responsible for the accident last month that killed 20 people when his Marine Corp jet struck a ski lift's cable in Italy and they should face disciplinary charges, officials said Wednesday. A military investigation has found the jet, an EA-6B Prowler, was flying too low and too fast when it sheared the cable near the resort town of Cavalese, sending a gondola full of skiers hurtling more than 300 feet to the ground, the officials said.
Don Sausser has counted at least 11 accidents he says were caused by icy, slippery conditions on Mica Hill this winter. That's unusually high, says the secretary and treasurer of the Mica Kidd Island Fire Association.