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Moose causes series of I-90 accidents, killing teen

A 19-year-old Spokane Valley woman was killed Wednesday night after she struck a moose with her car eastbound on Interstate 90 near Liberty Lake, got out to look and was struck by a pickup , state troopers said today.

Motorcyclist and teens injured in North Idaho crashes

A motorcyclist is in fair condition this morning after crashing his bike at a high speed into a large rock off Lower Pack River Road in Bonner County on Tuesday evening, officials reported today.

Students get up-close look at drunken driving’s devastation

East Valley High School senior Adam Szember lay still and bloody across the hood of a tan car, having been launched through the windshield. The driver, senior Tyler Sullivan, staggered around in a drunken daze, while the driver of the white car he hit lay slumped over the steering wheel. A girl in a bloody prom dress shrieked and yelled as she berated Sullivan and tried to rouse the driver of the white car.

Woman airlifted to hospital after Pullman crash

A Moscow, Idaho, woman is in satisfactory condition this morning after being injured in a Wednesday night accident in Pullman that involved an impaired driver, according to Washington State Patrol troopers.

Children in van crash weren’t in safety seats

Although the city-owned vans involved in a crash in northeast Spokane on Thursday were equipped with booster seats, none of the children was buckled into one, police said.

Elderly man in morning crash identified

A man crashed into parked trailer after suffering a medical condition while driving near the intersection of Nevada Street and Empire Boulevard this morning.

Spokane Valley man killed in crash

A Spokane Valley man died early this morning after being injured in a motorcycle crash Sunday afternoon in North Idaho.

No charges in fatal car plunge from RPS garage

No charges will be filed from the 2006 death of a woman whose car broke through a parking garage barrier and plunged five stories to the ramp below. Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker said Friday he is closing the investigation of the death of Jo Ellen Savage after his office and the state Attorney General’s office concluded in separate reviews that there’s not enough evidence to prove the owners of the River Park Square garage were guilty of criminal recklessness or criminal negligence beyond a reasonable doubt.

Report: Pilot asked to divert, gave no reason

A preliminary report released Thursday on the Montana plane crash that killed 14 people two weeks ago said the pilot twice asked air traffic controllers to divert from the flight’s original destination but gave no reason either time.

Mother, daughter die when car rolls near Plummer

A mother and daughter from North Idaho died in a car crash early Thursday morning southwest of Plummer. Veronica J. Matt, 24, of Worley, and her mother, Juanita A. Garcia, 42, of Tensed, were killed when the 2003 Chevrolet Blazer Matt was driving veered off Lovell Valley Road and lost control, the Idaho State Police reported.

Clues surfacing from plane wreckage

BUTTE – Investigators said Tuesday that a pilot’s change of course shortly before his plane nose-dived into a Butte cemetery, killing all 14 aboard, has emerged as a potentially crucial factor in the crash. Flying at 25,000 feet, pilot Buddy Summerfield requested the diversion from Bozeman to Butte half an hour before the single-engine Pilatus PC-12 crashed at the edge of Butte’s airport Sunday. Seven children under the age of 10 were among the victims.

Investigators hunt for Montana plane crash’s cause

WASHINGTON – Speculation over the crash of a single-engine turboprop plane into a cemetery shifted to ice on the wings Monday after it became less likely that overloading was to blame, given that half of the 14 people on board were small children. While descending Sunday in preparation for landing at the Bert Mooney Airport in Butte, the plane passed through a layer of air at about 1,500 feet that was conducive to icing because the temperatures were below freezing and the air “had 100 percent relative humidity or was saturated,” according to, a forecasting service in State College, Pa.

Mont. crash investigation looks at ice, weight

WASHINGTON — Speculation over the crash of a single-engine turboprop plane into a cemetery shifted to ice on the wings Monday after it became less likely that overloading was to blame, given that most of the 14 people on board were small children.

Plane crash kills up to 17

BUTTE – A small plane crashed Sunday as it approached an airport in Montana, killing 14 to 17 people, including several children, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said. The single engine turboprop plane crashed in Butte’s Holy Cross Cemetery about 500 feet from the airport while attempting to land, said spokesman Mike Fergus.

Crash on Argonne injures three teens

A car crash on Argonne Road north of Bigelow Gulch Road early this morning left three teenage boys injured, one critically, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.