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Bicyclist’s family: Death ‘just too tragic’

The bicyclist killed Monday in downtown Spokane was an electrician and father of six known for his sense of humor.


Officer legally drunk in crash

A Spokane County Sheriff’s lieutenant arrested after an early-morning rollover crash was legally drunk when he was driving, according to newly filed court documents. Stephen P. Jones, 53, was charged …


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.


Driver arrested after cyclist fatally injured in Spokane

A driver in Spokane was arrested late Monday night after fleeing the scene of a fatal collision with a bicyclist at Division Street and Sprague Avenue downtown


Family of hit-and-run victim wants bars held responsible

The family of a Canadian woman killed in a hit-and-run crash in downtown Spokane wants two bars that reportedly served the suspected driver alcohol that night held responsible for her …


Spokane man killed in Highway 195 crash

A two-car crash six miles south of Spokane Monday killed a 57-year-old man.


Victim in downtown hit-and-run crash dies

A woman struck by a suspected drunken driver in a hit-and-run crash in downtown Spokane has died. Elaine Price-Cornell, 63, died Saturday after being struck at Browne Street and Spokane …


Driver in Spokane hit-and-run had prior DUI stop

A driver accused of a hit-and-run crash in downtown Spokane was cited for drunken driving two months before police say he struck a woman after drinking at several bars Friday …


Pedestrian killed in downtown Sandpoint

A man died after being hit by a car in downtown Sandpoint Thursday afternoon.


Collision with logging truck kills one

A 25-year-old Colville man died this morning when he lost control of his 1992 Toyota pickup and slammed into an oncoming logging truck north of Deer Park.


Officer in serious condition after rear-end crash

A Spokane police officer was hospitalized with serious injuries today after a woman thought to be on drugs rear ended his squad car while he was stopped in a street …


Crash kills Tekoa boy on eve of 18th birthday

A one-car crash Tuesday night killed a Tekoa, Wash., boy who was to turn 18 today, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office announced.


Motorcyclist involved in crash identified

The biker killed in a crash Wednesday had been a member of the Ghost Riders motorcycle gang and served time in prison for killing two people.


Crash on Highway 21 kills Malo man

A man died on Highway 21 in Ferry County Friday night after another driver crossed the center line and struck his car.


Road fatalities drop to 1955 rate

OLYMPIA – Deadly crashes on Washington roads are at their lowest level in more than 50 years, state officials said Tuesday. Preliminary statistics show 522 traffic-related deaths last year – …


Truck hits toddler on Highway 2

A 2-year-old Wilbur boy walking on Highway 2 was struck by a pickup Monday night.


Crash on Ruby Street yields arrest

A driver fleeing the scene of a traffic accident at North Foothills Drive and Ruby Street this morning was arrested by police officers a short distance away, police said.


WSP: Studded tires, negligent driving caused crash

An Elk man driving with studded tires caused a three-car crash on Highway 2 near Newport this morning.


Michigan woman killed on Highway 2

A three-car crash on Highway 2 north of Spokane killed a Michigan woman Wednesday afternoon. Margaret J. Brabant, 69, of Sault Sainte Marie, died when the 1998 Toyota Camry she …


Retired firefighter back in jail for driving offenses

A retired firefighter with a history of driving arrests is back in jail after a judge learned he’d caused two car crashes and received one speeding ticket since his last …


Driver in I-90 wreck escapes major injury

Two men escaped major injury in a head-on crash on Interstate 90 that jammed the eastbound lanes of traffic for several hours tonight.


Car smashes into Coeur d’Alene house

A car smashed into a house in Coeur d’Alene Tuesday after the driver mistook the accelerator for the brake, police said.


One-car crash on Highway 2 kills Arkansas man

An Arkansas man died on Highway 2 near Creston after his car rolled and he was partially ejected, according to Washington State Patrol.


In brief: Lost meth found; suspect arrested

A Spokane man got some good news and some bad news this weekend from police. The good news: Ziggy’s employees found the item he apparently lost while shopping at the …


In brief: Motorist dies in crash on Seven Mile Road

A motorist was killed Thursday night following a head-on collision about 9 p.m. on Seven Mile Road near Inland Road. The victim’s car caught on fire after the collision, said …


In brief: Spokane Valley woman dies in crash on I-90

A 44-year-old Spokane Valley woman died on Interstate 90 in Spokane on Monday when she lost control of her car during rush hour and was hit broadside by another vehicle. …


Woman hospitalized after crash with plow

A Post Falls driver remains in critical condition after hitting a snowplow head on while rounding a curve on U.S. Highway 95 Sunday near Tensed. Diana Houston, 43, was in …


Four injured in Highway 95 collision

A crash on U.S. Highway 95 at Athol sent four people to the hospital early Saturday morning after one driver apparently drove on the wrong side of the road. Andrew …


Getting There: Victim joins call to make road safer

Thomas Grieb doesn’t remember much about the warm August day in 2006 when his life changed forever. The Navy veteran was riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle toward home when a car …


Car hits pedesterian; teen injured

A teenager suffered critical injuries after being hit by a car while walking near Nevada Street and Joseph Avenue about 5 p.m. Wednesday. The area near the intersection was closed …