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Three nations ground Boeing 737 Max 8s after Ethiopia crash

Authorities in Ethiopia, China and Indonesia grounded all Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft Monday following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner that killed 157 people, and investigators found the …


UPDATED: Sun., March 10, 2019

Alcohol suspected in fatal crash north of Hayden

Investigators suspect alcohol was a factor in crash that killed a Cocolalla, Idaho, man north of Hayden on U.S. 95.


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019

Man parked on Interstate 90 reportedly runs into traffic, hit by car

A Coeur d’Alene man was hit by a car Saturday morning on Interstate 90, 17 miles west of Spokane, and had to be transported by helicopter to the hospital.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019

Woman hijacks car, pushes passenger out, flees with victim’s dog and crashes on I-90

Spokane police officers arrested a woman Friday after she allegedly hijacked an idling car, pushed a passenger out and drove off with a dog in the car. The suspect crashed …


Egypt railcar crash, fire at central Cairo station kills 25

Egyptian railway officials say a locomotive has crashed into a barrier at Cairo’s main train station at high speed, causing its fuel tank to explode and triggering a huge fire, …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Crash on SR-291 northwest of Spokane blocks both lanes

Washington State Patrol shut down State Route 291 two miles northwest of Spokane due to a two-vehicle crash that seriously injured at least one person, according to a news release …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019

Post Falls woman dies in Friday night crash near Post Falls

A Post Falls woman died in a crash near Post Falls on Friday night and police are investigating the cause of the crash, according to a news release from Idaho …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019

Two hospitalized after crash involving lumber truck near Rathdrum

A truck pulling two semi trailers struck another vehicle Monday afternoon near Rathdrum, spilling a load of lumber onto the roadway and sending two people to the hospital.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019

Man driving wrong way hits deputy’s car head-on in Spokane Valley; no serious injuries

Sgt. Jerad Kiehn had been driving east on Appleway Boulevard – a one-way road – when an SUV traveling the wrong direction slammed into his patrol car, the sheriff’s office …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019

Spokane Valley man killed, woman injured in head-on crash Friday night near Newport

A Spokane Valley man died Friday night and a woman was injured in a three-vehicle crash near Newport when he attempted to pass another car in a no-passing zone and …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019

Man trapped in car for an hour after 5-car crash in North Spokane

It took firefighters more than 60 minutes in below-freezing temperatures to extricate a man trapped in his truck after a five-car collision early Tuesday night in north Spokane that sent …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019

Pedestrian dies in hospital after being hit by car in Four Lakes; no charges filed

A woman died on Saturday from injuries suffered when she was struck by a truck Friday night in Four Lakes.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

Truck crashes into ambulance south of Coeur d’Alene; DUI suspected

A truck crashed into an ambulance five miles south of Coeur d’Alene on Thursday night. Everyone in the ambulance was sent to the hospital, treated and released, according to a …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019

Impairment suspected in fatal Palouse Highway crash

Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies believe impairment was a factor in a Wednesday morning fatal crash on East Palouse Highway and Bruna Road.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018

Yakima man hit, killed by truck after car breaks down on Interstate 90

Thomas B. Whitlock, 31, was standing in a westbound lane of the freeway next to his own vehicle, which had broken down about 7 miles east of the town of …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018

Friends, family remember 22-year-old woman who drowned after car plunged into Spokane River

It’s been about two weeks since 22-year-old Rachel Bowles drove off a cliff into the Spokane River and drowned, and her family and friends are still grappling with the freak …


Mexico helicopter crash claims Puebla governor, ex-governor

A husband-and-wife political power couple who were the current and ex-governors of the central Mexican state of Puebla died in a Christmas Eve helicopter crash, officials announced.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018

Man dies in single-vehicle rollover crash

A man died in a single-car crash in Lincoln County on Friday night when his truck rolled after drifting off the highway. Ricky M. Gumm, 43, of Davenport, was driving …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018

Man hospitalized after hit-and-run crash Friday night

A 64-year-old man was sent to the hospital after a hit-and-run car crash Friday night on East Trent Avenue and North Fancher Road.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018

1-year-old survives fatal crash after being ejected in car seat

A 1-year-old girl survived with only bumps and bruises after her car seat was ejected during a fatal crash near Loon Lake.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018

Mead woman dies in fatal crash on U.S. 2 closed north of Riverside

One person died in a two-car collision on U.S. Highway 2 Tuesday afternoon.


Lapwai mayor dies in crash near casino

The mayor of Lapwai was the victim of a fatal crash that occurred near the south entrance of the Clearwater River Casino & Lodge Monday afternoon.


Five missing Marines declared dead in warplanes crash off Japan

The U.S. military said Tuesday that five missing crew members have been declared dead after their refueling plane collided with a fighter jet last week off Japan’s southern coast, and …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018

14-year-olds take car, crash into coffee stand and drive away

Three 14-year-olds took a car from one of their parents to get coffee, but after crashing into the coffee stand, they fled.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018

Semi collision causes fuel leak, Sullivan Road closure in Spokane Valley

One semitrailer rear-ended another near Sullivan Park on Thursday morning, closing lanes of traffic on Sullivan Road for several hours Thursday morning.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018

Driver found dead after crashing into field in southeast Spokane County

A man was found dead in his vehicle Sunday morning after apparently crashing into a field in southeast Spokane County, according to the sheriff’s office.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018

Rathdrum man dies in hospital from single-car crash Friday in Idaho

A Rathdrum man died in the hospital on Saturday after single-car crash Friday on U.S. Highway 95.


Authorities release name of woman who died in crash west of Spokane

The woman who died Friday morning when her car struck a tree west of Spokane was Felia Sharkey, 34.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018

Crash injures three people after 93-year-old driver turns at red light in Moses Lake

Richard C. Smith, of Ephrata, was behind the wheel of a Kia Optima when he tried to make the turn from Highway 17 onto Yonezawa Boulevard shortly after noon Monday, …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018

WSP tickets driver in UW marching band bus crash

The Washington State Patrol has cited the driver of a charter bus that slid off Interstate 90 and rolled onto its side on Thanksgiving, injuring members of the University of …