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UPDATED: Thu., July 9, 2020

WSP investigation: Spokane officer was driving twice speed limit before crash that led to charges

A Washington State Patrol investigation found a Spokane police officer was driving 65 mph in a 30 mph zone seconds before he T-boned another car, injuring the two people inside …


UPDATED: Sun., July 5, 2020

Spokane woman killed when car rolled off I-90 on-ramp overpass Saturday morning

A car driven by Jasmyne Travis, 21, left the Sprague on-ramp around 3 a.m. Saturday morning. She was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from the car, according to …


UPDATED: Sun., June 28, 2020

Michigan man faces DUI charge in Spokane Valley crash early Sunday

Robert Jarm, 25, was taken to the hospital for treatment after a one-car crash on the I-90 on-ramp just after 2:30 a.m. Sunday.


UPDATED: Sun., June 21, 2020

Four area women injured after rear-end collision in Freeman on Sunday morning

Four women were injured late Sunday morning after a rear-end vehicle collision in Freeman, according to the Washington State Patrol.


UPDATED: Sun., June 14, 2020

WSP trooper injured in early morning I-90 crash west of Spokane

A 28-year-old WSP trooper was taken to the hospital early Sunday after his patrol car was struck by another vehicle on Interstate 90 near the U.S. Highway 195 interchange just …


UPDATED: Thu., June 4, 2020

75-year-old man cited for negligent driving after rollover near Tyler

A 75-year-old Olympia man was cited for negligent driving after losing control of his truck on Interstate 90 near Tyler.


Chattaroy man arrested for DUI after hitting power pole

A 24-year-old Chattaroy man was arrested early Tuesday morning after hitting a power pole near Seven Mile.


UPDATED: Mon., May 18, 2020

Head-on crash kills 2 on I-90 near Moses Lake

The Washington State Patrol identified the deceased as Emanuel G. Schaible, 87, of Moses Lake, and Robert J. Miller, 59, of Auburn.


UPDATED: Thu., May 7, 2020

Wrong-way I-90 driver arrested in Liberty Lake after hitting state trooper’s car

A 44-year-old Hayden, Idaho, woman was arrested early Thursday morning after she drove the wrong way on Interstate 90 from Spokane to Liberty Lake and struck a Washington State Patrol …


UPDATED: Tue., May 5, 2020

State to study Washington State Patrol stops and searches for possible bias

Washington will spend $50,000 to study possible biases in the Washington State Patrol after an investigation found troopers search people of color, particularly Native Americans, at much higher rates than …


UPDATED: Wed., April 15, 2020

Police release details about man shot while charging officers with a machete in Ritzville

Ritzville police were called to a local Love’s Travel Stop multiple times by the family of a suicidal man before he threatened police with a machete and was shot by …


UPDATED: Sun., April 12, 2020

Multi-car crash Saturday near Ritzville sends 10 people to the hospital

A multi-car collision near Ritzville on Interstate 90 sent 10 people to the hospital Saturday afternoon.


UPDATED: Sat., April 11, 2020

Dust blowing over I-90 causes multiple crashes west of Ritzville; no injuries reported

Dust blowing over the roadway on Interstate 90 caused multiple crashes west of Ritzville on Saturday afternoon, according to Washington State Patrol.


1 dead after semi truck, pickup collide on Highway 195 south of Spangle

A 32-year-old Spangle man died early Saturday morning after his pickup truck crossed the center line of Highway 195 south of Spangle and collided with a semi truck.


UPDATED: Thu., March 26, 2020

Fewer drivers means fewer accidents, almost no collisions since social distancing started

Traffic accidents have decreased sharply in March and collisions resulting in serious injury have almost disappeared as more people stay home to reduce the spread of COVID-19.


Man deliberately struck, killed state trooper on I-5, swerved toward second trooper, investigators say

The 39-year-old Olympia man accused of deliberately striking State Patrol Trooper Justin Schaffer during a high-speed police chase on Interstate 5 in Chehalis on Tuesday afternoon was awaiting a competency …


UPDATED: Tue., March 24, 2020

Washington State Patrol trooper struck, killed by car while deploying spike strips in Chehalis

A Washington State Patrol trooper died Tuesday after he was struck by a car while deploying spike strips on Interstate 5 in Chehalis.


Report showing disproportionate traffic stops by Washington State Patrol prompts renewed call for study

Revelations that Washington State Patrol troopers are searching people of color at rates much higher than whites have prompted the Washington House of Representatives to propose restarting bias studies that …


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

76-year-old killed in Ritzville crash

An SUV slid into the opposite lane and hit a semi-truck near Love’s Travel Stop in Ritzville Tuesday afternoon, leaving a 76-year-old woman dead.


Shawn Vestal: Addressing police bias in roadside stop is a marathon, not a sprint

Take a gulp of relief, white people: Though we are more likely than any other racial or ethnic group in the state to be caught with contraband when searched by …


State Patrol under pressure to examine bias in traffic stops following investigation

Amid findings that state troopers are searching people of color at a much higher rate than whites, the Washington State Patrol said it is moving forward to address the problem, …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 26, 2020

Deer Park woman injured in Douglas County car crash

A Deer Park woman and her young passenger were taken to the hospital after a car crash near Daroga State Park in Douglas County on Saturday evening.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Former Ferris assistant coach nears plea agreement on sex trafficking charges

The day before a former assistant football coach at Ferris High School was arrested in 2018 for convincing a 15-year-old Moses Lake girl to meet him at Northern Quest Resort …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 19, 2020

Drugs, money and an unexpected visit from Dad: WSP investigating local rapper after high-speed chase through Deer Park

Troopers aren’t sure why the suspect’s father showed up in the field where they ended the pursuit.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

‘Tumblegeddon’: Drivers ring in the new year trapped under tumbleweeds, rescued with snowplows

“Some people were pretty calm, and others were a little bit more panicked,” said Washington State Patrol Trooper Sarah Clasen. “And, I mean, a couple cars had kids in them. …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 1, 2020

Cars get trapped in tumbleweeds on Washington state highway

A Washington state highway was closed closed in both directions Tuesday night after several cars became trapped in tumbleweeds.


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 …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

Father named in statewide Amber Alert arrested Wednesday morning

After Washington State Patrol interviewed and released two parents in Spokane County Tuesday evening in relation to an Amber Alert issued from Seattle, troopers arrested the father, Nicholas Antonie, around …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019

Man faces DUI charge after nearly causing collision at crash scene

The Washington State Patrol arrested a second intoxicated man who tried to bypass police cars and drive into the scene of an unrelated crash at Division Street and Magnesium Road …