Teen's death marks third fatal collision in week - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Teen's death marks third fatal collision in week

Posted: Updated:
19-year-old Alexandra Phillips 19-year-old Alexandra Phillips
  • Also on KHQ.comMore>>

  • UPDATE>> Slideshow

    Deadly collision on I-90 involving moose

    Deadly collision on I-90 involving moose

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - A 19-year-old woman from Spokane Valley was killed just before 9:30pm Wednesday night while standing in the median of Interstate 90 following a crash involving a moose. >>
    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - A 19-year-old woman from Spokane Valley was killed just before 9:30pm Wednesday night while standing in the median of Interstate 90 near the stateline following a crash involving several vehicles and a moose. The Washington State Patrol says that Alexandra E. Phillips was driving eastbound on I-90 when she crashed into a moose standing in the middle of the highway. >>

SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane Valley family is grieving the loss of 19-year-old Alexandra Phillips, the girl who was struck and killed on I-90 Wednesday night. Troopers say a moose wandered onto the highway, causing a chain reaction of events that led to her death.
 
The chain started when one car hit the moose and pulled over to the right shoulder, where the driver called 911. Another driver hit the moose and veered onto the median. A third car, driven by Phillips, hit the moose and also veered onto the median. She got out of her car to examine the damage and that's when a fourth car hit the moose, drifted sideways, struck Phillips and then rolled.

Phillips was with a passenger at the time, who was standing next to her when Phillips was hit.

Phillips leaves behind her parents and a brother and sister.

No one else was injured. Troopers say no charges will be filed in the collision. All those involved underwent drug and alcohol testing and all were cleared.

WSP cannot recall another highway fatality involving a moose in the past year. Idaho State Police say there has been one freeway fatality involving a moose, near exit 44 on I-90.

This is the third fatality in Spokane and Pend Oreille Counties just this week. The first was on May 10 on Highway 195 at Meadow Lane involving 9-year-old Nehalah May. The second happened May 11 on Highway 20 with 82-year-old Nolan Lewis. With the upcoming Memorial holiday, troopers are urging drivers to use caution on the roadways.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • PHOTOS: All lanes of I-90 reopen after semi-truck loses load in downtown Spokane

    PHOTOS: All lanes of I-90 reopen after semi-truck loses load in downtown Spokane

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 6:25 PM EDT2018-04-25 22:25:01 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Jim Martin Trucking LLC out of Hayden, Idaho confirmed with KHQ the driver of the semi-truck involved in Wednesday's crash on I-90 in downtown Spokane is okay and is cooperating with Troopers. The driver, who was hauling crushed cars, says he was cut off by another car, which he says started the chain reaction that caused the crash. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Jim Martin Trucking LLC out of Hayden, Idaho confirmed with KHQ the driver of the semi-truck involved in Wednesday's crash on I-90 in downtown Spokane is okay and is cooperating with Troopers. The driver, who was hauling crushed cars, says he was cut off by another car, which he says started the chain reaction that caused the crash. 

    >>
  • 13 semi-trucks park under Detroit overpass to help man considering suicide

    13 semi-trucks park under Detroit overpass to help man considering suicide

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 12:41 PM EDT2018-04-24 16:41:55 GMT

    DETROIT - 13 semi-truck drivers parked their big rigs under a highway overpass early Tuesday morning to help shorten the fall of a man who was threatening to jump.  All lanes of Highway 696 were closed early Tuesday morning after a call came in just before 1:00 a.m. of a man threatening to jump.  

    >>

    DETROIT - 13 semi-truck drivers parked their big rigs under a highway overpass early Tuesday morning to help shorten the fall of a man who was threatening to jump.  All lanes of Highway 696 were closed early Tuesday morning after a call came in just before 1:00 a.m. of a man threatening to jump.  

    >>
  • Loss prevention officer shot at Dallas Home Depot had recently moved there from Spokane

    Loss prevention officer shot at Dallas Home Depot had recently moved there from Spokane

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 1:26 PM EDT2018-04-25 17:26:19 GMT
    Scott Painter (Facebook)Scott Painter (Facebook)

    DALLAS - KHQ has learned the loss prevention officer shot at a Home Depot store in Dallas Tuesday afternoon had recently moved to Texas from Spokane. Two police officers and a loss prevention officer were shot at the home improvement store on Tuesday. One of the officers died and the other is in critical condition in the hospital. 

    >>

    DALLAS - KHQ has learned the loss prevention officer shot at a Home Depot store in Dallas Tuesday afternoon had recently moved to Texas from Spokane. Two police officers and a loss prevention officer were shot at the home improvement store on Tuesday. One of the officers died and the other is in critical condition in the hospital. 

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/