Police investigating fatal motorcycle collision in downtown Spokane - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Police investigating fatal motorcycle collision in downtown Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash.- Spokane Police are investigating a fatal collision involving a car and motorcycle.  The collision occurred at 7:21 Tuesday evening on S. Browne St. between 4th and 5th Ave. 

Police say a sliver Mercedes struck the motorcycle, seriously injuring the driver and critically injuring the passenger on the bike.  Both the driver of the motorcycle and the passenger were taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center. The 48-year-old passenger, Lorri Keller, died from her injuries at the hospital.

The driver of the motorcycle remains in serious condition at Sacred Heart Medical Center.

The driver of the Mercedes was take to Deaconess Medical Center to get checked out for minor injuries. There was one passenger in the Mercedes besides the driver, and police said she did not require medical attention.

Police say witnesses to the crash told them the driver of the Mercedes was driving recklessly prior to the collision. 

Corporal Tracy Meidl of the Spokane Police Department said the driver of the Mercedes,42-year-old Jon Strine of Spokane, will be charged with vehicular homicide and vehicular assault.  Meidl said speed and alcohol appear to be contributing factors to the deadly crash.

S. Browne Street, between 4th and 5th Street, was closed for four hours so police reconstructionists could investigate the crash.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Florida mom blames teen's death on confusing packaging for peanut cookies

    Florida mom blames teen's death on confusing packaging for peanut cookies

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 1:05 PM EDT2018-07-17 17:05:08 GMT

    A Florida mother blames the death of her 15-year-old daughter on what she calls confusing packaging for Reese's Chips Ahoy cookies.    Kelli Travers-Stafford says her daughter Alexi mistakenly ate one of the cookies at a friend's house despite her peanut allergy, because the top of the familiar red packaging was peeled back, hiding the Reese's label.  

    >>

    A Florida mother blames the death of her 15-year-old daughter on what she calls confusing packaging for Reese's Chips Ahoy cookies.    Kelli Travers-Stafford says her daughter Alexi mistakenly ate one of the cookies at a friend's house despite her peanut allergy, because the top of the familiar red packaging was peeled back, hiding the Reese's label.  

    >>
  • Spokane Valley massage parlor under investigation for sex trafficking

    Spokane Valley massage parlor under investigation for sex trafficking

    Monday, July 16 2018 9:43 PM EDT2018-07-17 01:43:51 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol is investigating a Spokane Valley massage parlor for sex trafficking and prostitution. According to court documents, several men contacted authorities about the parlor, Space Oil Massage, and told them that the women who worked there asked them in private to call 911 because they were being forced to perform sex acts against their will.

    >>

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol is investigating a Spokane Valley massage parlor for sex trafficking and prostitution. According to court documents, several men contacted authorities about the parlor, Space Oil Massage, and told them that the women who worked there asked them in private to call 911 because they were being forced to perform sex acts against their will.

    >>
  • Man who was hitting woman dies after witnesses intervene

    Man who was hitting woman dies after witnesses intervene

    Monday, July 16 2018 6:58 PM EDT2018-07-16 22:58:35 GMT

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Police say a man who was assaulting a woman in Yakima is dead after he was struck with a baton or baseball bat as witnesses intervened.    Authorities say the fight happened late Sunday night outside the Connections Transitional Apartments. Officers arrived to find a 57-year-old man who lived at the complex sitting outside with a head injury. He died at a hospital.

    >>

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Police say a man who was assaulting a woman in Yakima is dead after he was struck with a baton or baseball bat as witnesses intervened.    Authorities say the fight happened late Sunday night outside the Connections Transitional Apartments. Officers arrived to find a 57-year-old man who lived at the complex sitting outside with a head injury. He died at a hospital.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/