>>Update: The 19 year veteran trooper who was severely injured after a semi tractor driver crashed into him has been identified as Dean Burt.
KHQ.COM - The Washington State Patrol's Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating a semi tractor driver that crashed into a Washington State Patrol cruiser on Sunday night on Hwy. 395 at milepost 90.
Two state troopers were parked on the right northbound shoulder when the truck traveled across the edgeline and struck the rear of one of the cruisers which subsequently struck the other patrol car. A 19-year-veteran trooper from the Ritzville detachment was severely injured and airlifted to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. The trooper's injuries are non-life threatening.
>>>>Detectives are seeking witnesses that may have seen the collision or any event leading up to or following the crash. If you have any information or know somebody that does, please contact Detective Sergeant Jerry Cooper at (360) 805-1192 or Detective Greg Wilcoxson at (360) 805-1195.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:43 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:43:51 GMT
BREAKING NEWS - The Medical Examiner's Office has revised the death toll in the Moore, Oklahoma tornado from 91 people to at least 24 people.>>
UPDATE: Originally the death toll was reported to be 91 people and counting, however, the Medical examiner's office revised the death toll from the Oklahoma tornado to at least 24 people. A spokeswoman said Tuesday morning that she believes some victims were counted twice in the early chaos of the storm.>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:31 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:31:19 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) - Wind, humidity and rainfall combined precisely to create the massive killer tornado in Moore, Okla. >>
WASHINGTON (AP) - Wind, humidity and rainfall combined precisely to create the massive killer tornado in Moore, Okla. And when they did, the awesome amount of energy released over that city dwarfed the power of the atomic bomb that leveled Hiroshima. Meteorologists contacted by The Associated Press used real time measurements to calculate the energy released during the storm's life span of almost an hour.>>