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UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 10, 2020

Driver arrested, passenger hospitalized after stolen truck hits taco shop on Division Street

The truck crashed into the northwest corner of Tacos El Sol at Division and Glass Avenue, toppling part of a low brick wall that surrounds a seating area in front …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Central Valley High student, competitive swimmer in critical condition after Tuesday car crash

Central Valley High School had additional counselors on campus Wednesday following the news a student was involved in a serious car crash Tuesday evening. The high school informed families that …


78-year-old Spokane Valley man struck by car while crossing North Pines Road

A 78-year-old Spokane Valley man was taken to the hospital Friday evening after he was struck by a car while crossing North Pines Road.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 24, 2020

Woman arrested in apparent road rage incident near Tumtum on Thursday afternoon

Jordan-Blain Rothchild, 53, was booked into Stevens County Jail late Thursday, a few hours after authorities say she struck another driver who’d pursued her after she clipped his mirror on …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 23, 2020

One driver hurt, another arrested in hit-and-run crash on SR 291 near Tum Tum

Washington State Patrol troopers partially blocked State Route 291 southwest of Tum Tum late Thursday afternoon to investigate a two-car hit-and-run crash that resulted in serious injuries to one driver.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 24, 2020

One person dies after car strikes tree at high speed on Baltimore Road south of Spokane

One person died in a car crash south of Spokane early Thursday afternoon. Spokane County sheriff’s deputies and Fire District 8 personnel responded to the crash at South Baltimore Road …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 19, 2020

Crash near Twin Lakes kills 18-year-old, injures 3 others

According to the Idaho State Police, Tytus W. Aske, 18, of Spirit Lake, was driving a Volkswagen Jetta south on Highway 41 when he lost control at about 1:45 p.m. …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 13, 2020

Man, 38, killed by semitruck while crossing I-90 near Coeur d’Alene

The Idaho State Police said Joshua C. Brown, of Rathdrum, had parked his pickup truck and was attempting to walk across the freeway when he was hit Monday afternoon.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 29, 2019

Spokane man dies in crash near Mead on Saturday night

The 31-year-old man, who was not identified in a news release, died after being taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center overnight Saturday after his SUV rolled into a creek northeast …


Rathdrum man struck and killed on roadway Thursday night

Patrick A. Lee, 48, was not in a crosswalk when he was struck crossing U.S. Highway 41 near Wright Street on Thursday evening.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 20, 2019

Pedestrian hit by car in Spokane Valley Thursday dies at hospital

A 66-year-old woman died in the hospital after she was struck by a car in Spokane Valley Thursday afternoon, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.


Van crashes into crowded store near Seattle, injuring 11

A van apparently being used as a getaway vehicle crashed into a crowded store near Seattle, injuring 11 people, including a 2-year-old child who was in critical condition, police said.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 13, 2019

Crash shines light on immigrants in Christmas tree workforce

A Nov. 29 crash shined a light on Oregon’s immigrant farm workers, the driving force behind the state’s $121 million Christmas tree industry, the nation’s largest.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 13, 2019

Man dies after unreported Spokane Valley car crash still under investigation

A man who police previously said was left at the scene of a car accident in Spokane Valley last month died from his injuries Dec. 2, but investigators are still …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

This crash near Colfax shows the importance of guardrails

A semitruck carrying multiple other vehicles crashed into the guardrail just north of Colfax on U.S. Highway 195 Wednesday morning.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 8, 2019

Male driver taken into custody after two-car collision in north Spokane sends one to hospital Sunday

Spokane Police investigators believe impairment may have caused the crash around 5 p.m. Sunday. It occurred about two blocks south of the Division wye in North Spokane.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019

Man dies in rollover crash in Okanogan County

The Washington State Patrol said the man’s SUV “left the roadway to the right for an unknown reason, traveled approximately 75 yards and struck rocks” before reentering the roadway and …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 3, 2019

Semitruck crash leads to pile-up on I-90 near Ritzville

A single semitruck rollover turned into a multi-car crash early Tuesday morning as icy conditions plagued Interstate 90 near Ritzville.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019

Two men hospitalized after driver falls asleep in crash near Medical Lake

Eastbound lanes of the highway were closed briefly to allow the helicopter to land, but the roadway was completely open as of 8:45 a.m.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 28, 2019

Suspect in hit-and-run crash that killed baby awaits extradition from Spokane to South Dakota

Police issued a warrant for George Matousek’s arrest in September, nearly a year after he allegedly fled after causing a car crash that killed 1-year-old Mackayla Dillon and injured two …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 27, 2019

Second person dies at hospital days after fatal Spirit Lake crash

A second person has died after a crash north of Spirit Lake on Sunday that left one person dead the scene, according to Idaho State Police.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

Brief, intense snowstorm sends dozens crashing on I-90 west of Spokane

State troopers estimated between 50 and 100 vehicles were involved in the collisions, though no life-threatening injuries were reported.


Spirit Lake man dies in crash Sunday morning, Idaho State Police say

An SUV driven by 50-year-old John W. Hampton left the roadway on Spirit Lake Cutoff Road before noon Sunday. Hampton died in the crash, and three other occupants were taken …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

Boeing settles half of lawsuits tied to Indonesian crash

A Boeing spokesman said Friday the company has settled 63 cases tied to the crash of a plane flown by Indonesia’s Lion Air. The company did not disclose terms of …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 17, 2019

Distracted Spokane driver caused Douglas County crash that sent five to hospital, state patrol says

A distracted Spokane driver caused a single-car rollover crash in Douglas County crash that sent five people to the hospital Saturday evening, according to Washington State Patrol.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

Sandpoint veteran killed, wife injured on way to Veterans Day dinner

An Idaho veteran died and his wife was seriously injured in a car crash that occurred while they were driving to a Veterans Day dinner in Sandpoint, according to a …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Police identify man killed after being struck by car in Moran Prairie

The man who died after he was struck by a car on the 4800 block of South Palouse Highway on Saturday has been identified as Gerald G. Schafer, 77.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

Spokane police investigating a fatal car vs. pedestrian collision in Moran Prairie on Saturday night

A man died after he was struck by a car driven by a woman just before 5:40 p.m. in the 4800 block of South Palouse Highway on Saturday. The driver …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Kettle Falls motorcyclist killed by passing car, WSP says

A car attempting to pass a vehicle on State Route 395, one mile south of Addy, hit a motorcycle in the opposite lane, killing the rider.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Semi-truck crash briefly blocks Argonne Road off-ramp

A semi-truck crash blocked the off-ramp and one lane of Argonne Road in Spokane Valley as of 3 p.m. Wednesday.