9-year-old girl killed in motorcycle collision on Hwy. 195
May 10, 2009 11:377PM PDT
SPOKANE, Wash. - A 9-year-old girl has died after the motorcycle she was riding on was struck by a passenger car on Hwy. 195 Sunday afternoon.
The collision occurred just before 2:00 Sunday 3 miles south of Spokane at Meadow Lane.
The Washington State Patrol says the Harley Davidson being driven by an adult male with the 9-year old passenger was northbound on Hwy. 195 when a southbound passenger vehicle being driven by 89-year-old Esther Mae Westlund of Spokane, made a left turn onto Meadow Lane and t-boned the motorcycle ejecting both rider and driver.
The passenger on the motorcycle, 9-year-old Nehalah May of Chewelah, died after she was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center with critical injuries. The male driver, 51-year-old Robin Scholz of Colfax, was taken to Deaconess Medical Center and was listed in serious condition. Both May and Scholz were wearing USDOT approved helmets.
Westlund, the driver of the passenger vehicle was not injured. She told officers that she did not see the motorcycle approaching before she turned. Westlund was charged with Negligent Driving.
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