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Crashes in Idaho have killed 93 people since Memorial Day

There have been 93 deaths on Idaho roads since Memorial Day, surpassing the 91 that occurred last year during the same timeframe, said Bill Kotowski, public information officer for the Idaho Transportation Department.

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.

Mead man dies in motorcycle crash

A motorcycle crash in Stevens County this morning left a Mead man dead. Motorcyclist Shawn S. Towry, 24, was riding a Triumph Bonneville westbound on Highway 292 about three miles west of Loon Lake when the crash occurred, according to the Washington State Patrol. He rear-ended Dean H. Sams, 58, of Valley, who was slowing and signaling for a left-hand turn. Towry died at the scene. Sams, who was driving a Ford Focus, was uninjured. The crash occurred about 11:04 a.m. Authorities do not believe alcohol was a factor and say inattention caused the crash

Man dies days after one-car crash

A man who was injured in an accident earlier this month died Friday at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.

Northport collision leaves one dead, one still trapped

A two-car collision today about 3:35 has left one person dead and another trapped in a vehicle with serious injuries. The road was fully blocked on Highway 25 three miles south of Northport for nearly five hours.

Fewest fatalities on Washington roads since 1955

The Washington Traffic Safety Commission says there were 490 highway fatalities in 2009 in Washington. That’s 31 fewer than the year before and the fewest in 54 years.