Collision investigation to close stretch of Wellesley - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Collision investigation to close stretch of Wellesley



















SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A stretch of Wellesley Ave. near the Trent Ave. intersection will be closed Friday morning at 8 a.m. while collision reconstructionists investigate a late December collision that left two teens seriously injured.

The closure will last about 90 minutes and shut down the stretch of Wellesley Ave just east of Barker Rd.

Reconstructionists will be investigating a December 29 collision in which two teens were injured after losing control of their 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer and striking a large metal power pole.
 
According to the Spokane County Sheriff's Office, de-icer had been put down on the roadway about 35 minutes before the collision.

Collision reconstructionists need to determine vehicle speed and to do that, they need to determine the 'coefficient of friction' of the roadway, in other words, what the friction of the roadway is after an application of de-icer (magnesium chloride).
 
A detour route is available. The Spokane County Sheriff's office recommends taking Barker Rd. to Euclid Rd. then to Harvard Rd. or vice-versa depending on which way you are traveling.

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