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UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 28, 2019

Icy conditions cause around two dozen crashes on local highways

Washington State Patrol troopers were busy across the region Monday evening after icy conditions caused close to two dozen crashes before 10 p.m.


Teenage drivers in Spokane County rank eighth in state for serious accidents, study finds

A study looking at three years of Washington crash data found that young drivers in rural counties are more likely to end up in serious driving accidents.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017

Man dies in early morning Post Falls wreck

A 23-year-old man died early Friday morning when the car he was traveling in flew off the road and struck a boulder in Post Falls.


Unbuckled seat belts the common denominator in rash of local traffic deaths

Eight people killed in car crashes in the Inland Northwest since early May had something in common: They weren’t wearing seat belts.


Two injured in Sunday accidents

Accidents sent two people to the hospital Sunday afternoon and evening.


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 …


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 …


Authorities identify driver in fatal crash

Authorities have identified the woman who hit and killed a pedestrian on state Highway 2 Tuesday night.


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 …


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 …


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 …


Sheriff’s office investigates deadly crash

Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies found a missing Hayden man dead inside his vehicle after an apparent car crash.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2012

Camper crashes off T.J. Meenach Bridge

Two people were rescued today after a pickup truck and camper went over an embankment at T.J. Meenach Bridge in northwest Spokane.


Driver fleeing police causes head-on crash

A Spokane Valley man fleeing police in his Volvo crashed head-on into a car on Sullivan Road Sunday evening, injuring two people.


Woman who smuggled monkey in 2007 dies after rollover

A woman who smuggled a monkey from Thailand to Spokane in 2007 died when her truck went off the road four miles south of Northport on Tuesday night, authorities said. …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2012

Car crash victim smuggled monkey into U.S. in ‘07

A woman who smuggled a monkey from Thailand to Spokane in 2007 died late Tuesday or early Wednesday when her pickup truck went off the road four miles south of …


Law student hears charges in hit-and-run

As a Gonzaga University law student accused of running over a bicycle trailer carrying a 2-year-old girl and then speeding away made his first appearance in court Monday, the victim …


Law student arrested for hit-and-run with young girl

As a Gonzaga University law student accused of running over a bicycle trailer carrying a 2-year-old girl made his first appearance in court Monday, the victim remained in intensive care …


In the end, gift of life

When her husband died, Ashley Johnson knew how some people were bound to remember him. His picture was published and broadcast as one of four men arrested for a shooting …


Getting There: EWU students’ device to help investigate wrecks

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office may soon be able to pinpoint the exact speed a vehicle was going when it crashed thanks to a device created by four Eastern Washington …


UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2012

Man dies following early Saturday car crash

A man died after an early Saturday morning car crash near Main Avenue and Stone Street in Spokane.


Moose head smashes through Cadillac driven by boy, 14

A 14-year-old motorist crashed into a moose on Interstate 90 in Shoshone County, Idaho, on Saturday, sending the animal’s head into the vehicle.


2 dead in head-on crash south of Coeur d’Alene

Two people died in a head-on crash on U.S. Highway 95 south of Coeur d’Alene today.


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2012

Police: Felon fleeing officers injures 2 in crash

Spokane police arrested a repeat offender Thursday night for driving recklessly, eluding police and causing a collision that blocked a northside intersection for hours.


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2012

WSP investigating crash as possible crime

The Washington State Patrol is handling a deadly crash in north Spokane this morning as a crime scene because the only victim in the car may not have been driving.


UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2012

Pedestrian injured in morning hit and run

An erratic driver struck a pedestrian, two vehicles and a light pole before fleeing his car on foot early today near Spokane Community College, police say.