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Wellpinit man dies in rollover accident

A Wellpinit man died after an accident Saturday about 4:30 p.m. on Ford Wellpinit Road, just west of Martha Boardman Road.


Mother cleared in crash fatal to baby

A vehicular homicide charge was dismissed Thursday against a Post Falls mother whose daughter was fatally injured five years ago while riding in an improperly installed car seat. Spokane County …


Judge dismisses homicide charge in car seat case

A vehicular homicide charge was dismissed Thursday against a Post Falls mother whose daughter was fatally injured while riding in an improperly installed car seat five years ago. Spokane County …


Driver shocked with Taser after Valley police chase

An intoxicated driver was shocked with a Taser this morning after a high-speed police chase that ended with his SUV slamming through an iron fence and striking a carport at …


Man hospitalized after crashing car near Spirit Lake

A man was hospitalized Friday night after he lost control of his vehicle on Highway 41 near Spirit Lake.


Two women hurt in one-car crash

Two women were injured late Tuesday when their SUV went off Mount Spokane Park Drive and hit an embankment. Linda R. Nelson, 27, of Spokane, was westbound on the highway …


I-90 accident scene cleared

Authorities are working to extricate two people trapped after a collision on Interstate 90 about two miles west of Spokane.


Driver hurt when car hits semi

A Sandpoint woman was hospitalized Saturday morning after hitting a semitruck and driving off an embankment on state Highway 95 near Sagle. Sierra J. Anderson, 28, was negotiating a curve …


Woman dies in rollover crash near Ritzville

A Western Washington woman died after a one-car rollover crash on Interstate 90 near Ritzville today.


Traffic fatalities dropping steeply

OLYMPIA – Traffic fatalities in Washington continued their downward trend in 2010, reaching the lowest level in at least 35 years, the state Traffic Safety Commission announced Wednesday. There were …


Pedestrian killed on Highway 2

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and killed early this morning on Highway 2 nine miles south of Newport.


Memorial scholarship fund will honor UI student

Though Michelle Bonasera only lived to be 19, her legacy will help others for years to come. Bonasera died Feb. 13 when her Chevy Blazer drifted off southbound U.S. Highway …


Pedestrian killed at stateline ID’d as CdA woman

A woman who died after being struck by a car on Interstate 90 Saturday has been identified as Dana M. Barton, 37, of Coeur d’Alene.


Highway crash kills pedestrian near Four Lakes

A 62-year-old Cheney man was hit and killed by a 16-year-old motorist Sunday in the Four Lakes area.


Three patrol cars wrecked this week

Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy’s patrol car was taken out of service Saturday afternoon after being involved in a non-injury collision on Highway 2. It was the third car taken out …


Newlyweds collide with STA bus on Highway 2

A collision between an STA bus and a passenger car about 2:38 p.m. today trapped one person in the car with serious injuries. Both lanes of westbound Highway 2 one …


Man accused of impersonating cop, drugging woman may have other victims, police fear

Detectives are worried there might be additional potential victims of a Spokane man accused of drugging one woman and falsely portraying himself as a Coeur d’Alene police officer to another. …


One dead in Stevens County car crash

A Spokane man died in a one-car accident early Saturday that shut down Highway 395 three miles north of Chewelah for hours.


Authorities identify teens involved in fatal Soap Lake crash

Grant County sheriff’s deputies have identified the two teens involved in a Feb. 20 fatal car crash near Soap Lake, Wash.


Probe into officer’s killing of pedestrian continues, but vehicular homicide standards high

For a vehicular homicide charge to be filed against a Spokane police officer who hit and killed a pedestrian last month, investigators must show that he was intoxicated, driving recklessly …


Mistrial declared in Strine trial after purported acquittal

Wails from a victim’s daughter filled the courtroom just after the judge read what jurors had initially presented as a unanimous acquittal. But seconds later, one juror said she didn’t …


Officer in fatal crash with pedestrian was speeding

A Spokane police officer was speeding when he struck and killed a pedestrian on North Monroe Street at West Montgomery Avenue Jan. 30, investigators said today.


Driver in crash near GU released from jail

A Spokane woman accused of hitting two pedestrians while driving near Gonzaga University was released from jail Monday.


Driver arrested after pedestrians struck near Gonzaga

Two pedestrians suffered head injuries Saturday when a car struck them near the Gonzaga University campus.


Driver testifies he wasn’t drunk at time of fatal crash

A Spokane stockbroker admits to drinking alcohol the day his Mercedes crashed into a motorcycle, paralyzing the driver and killing the passenger, but he told jurors he wasn’t drunk. He’d …


Officer in crash likely not using lights, sirens

A Spokane police officer likely did not have his patrol car’s emergency lights and siren activated when he struck and killed a pedestrian Sunday, investigators said today.


Officer in fatal crash with pedestrian identified

The Spokane police officer involved in fatal collision with a pedestrian Sunday has been identified as Officer Gordon Ennis.


Officer in fatal crash is 8-year veteran

The Spokane police officer who struck a pedestrian with his patrol car Sunday night gave a voluntary blood sample and is on leave.


Stolen car hoax triggered river search, police say

A search-and-rescue mission in the Spokane River on Thursday was triggered by a man who drove his car into the water, then reported it stolen to try to cover up …


Pedestrian killed in police car crash ID’d

A Spokane man who died after being struck by a police car has been identified as John A. Van Curler.