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Spokane businesses cited following investigation into deadly wrong way wreck



















OLYMPIA, Wash. - Two Spokane businesses have been found in violation of state liquor laws following an investigation into a triple fatality collision in Spokane in December.

The collision happened in the early morning hours of December 17 on the Eastbound I-90 on-ramp to Southbound US 195 in Spokane, according to the Washington State Liquor Control Board.

One of the vehicles involved in the collision was being driven by 22-year-old Sterling Kruger who was traveling west in the eastbound lanes of I-90 and who was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol when he hit another car head-on.

Kruger and the two people in the other car, Trina Erickson, 47, and 61-year-old James Bolton were killed in the collision.

A group of people – including Kruger – visited the three Spokane businesses on the night of the collision.

The Washington State Liquor Control Board found that The Lion's Lair, located at 205 W. Riverside Ave., and the BLVD House of Music, located at 230 W. Riverside Ave., violated liquor laws the night of the collision. A third business that was part of the investigation was not cited.

The following Administrative Violation Notices were issued Wednesday:

The Lion's Lair

  • Violation for allowing an apparently intoxicated person to consume/possess alcohol
  • Recommended penalty: Five day liquor license suspension or a $500 fine
    **First violation of this type within two years

BLVD House of Music

  • Violation for allowing an apparently intoxicated person to consume/possess alcohol
  • Recommended penalty: 30 day liquor license suspension
    **Third violation of this type within two years

Information from: WSLCB

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