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Collision near Gorge leaves 4 people dead

Two adults and two children are dead following a two-car collision Sunday morning near the Gorge Amphitheatre in Grant County. The accident happened around 8 a.m. at the intersection of County Road 1 Northwest and Beverly-Burke Road, about 2 miles east of the Gorge, where thousands are attending the Sasquatch music festival this holiday weekend.

Police say car seen speeding before collision with SUV

A car that was seen speeding on North Ruby Street on Wednesday later hit another vehicle on a residential street, landing both wrecked vehicles in the front yard of a nearby home, Spokane police said. After an officer spotted it speeding north on Ruby, police said a Mitsubishi 3000 GT was driving at least 90 mph westbound on York Avenue shortly before 4 p.m. At the intersection with Washington Street, the Mitsubishi collided with a Nissan Pathfinder, and both cars came to rest on the front lawn of a house at the northwest corner of the intersection.

Freeze likely to linger, but little snow in forecast

Snow and icy roadways Saturday led to numerous car accidents around Spokane County. Authorities across the county responded to 63 crashes between 4 p.m. and 8:45 p.m., said Spokane County sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Craig Chamberlin. That included the Washington State Patrol, the Spokane Police Department and the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

Sanderson rides the bike husband chose for her

Liz Sanderson bought the motorcycle her late husband picked out for her before he was killed while riding to attend the funeral of his mother in August. “It’s beautiful,” Sanderson said of her candy-apple red Honda Shadow. “He said, ‘This bike is for you.’ So, I bought it after everything settled. It’s a good fit, everything. He made a good choice.”

Injury crash partially blocking Highway 395 in Deer Park

The Washington State Patrol is responding to a two-car injury collision that's partially blocking Highway 395 near H Street in Deer Park, according to a WSP dispatcher. The crash occurred around 3:38 p.m. It is unknown at this time how many are injured or the extent of their injuries, but police scanner traffic indicated extrication was needed to remove at least one occupant from the wreckage.

Rise in deer-car collisions concerns Idaho officials

More than 5,000 deer, elk and moose were killed by cars on Idaho’s roads last year, a number so high that Fish and Game officials are worried about impacts on hunting and are ramping up monitoring and wildlife crossing programs. “Right now, we think we’re losing the same number of deer that we harvest in our biggest deer unit every year, so that is significant,” said Gregg Servheen, wildlife program coordinator for Idaho’s Fish and Game Department. “As we try to maintain deer harvest and sportsman interest and opportunity, that becomes key.”

Rollover crashes injure three near Moses Lake

MOSES LAKE – Washington State Patrol troopers responded to two rollover wrecks on the same stretch of Interstate 90 near Moses Lake within two miles and six minutes of each other. Joseph M. Sety, 42, of Spokane Valley, was the first to crash his vehicle when he lost control on the icy highway at 7:59 a.m. Saturday, troopers said.

Six teens injured in rollover crash

A crash involving marijuana and excessive speed Friday night landed six teenagers in local hospitals, one in critical condition. Spokane County sheriff’s deputies responded to the rollover crash at about 10:16 p.m. in the 13700 block of South Betz Road, northwest of Cheney, according to sheriff’s Detective David Thornburg. Upon arriving, they discovered a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder had rolled off the roadway, ejecting two of the occupants.

Separate auto crashes leave two people dead

Serious auto accidents in the Spokane area killed two and injured several more on Wednesday. • One man was killed and two others were badly injured in a crash in Otis Orchards.