Child Killed, Three Injured In Crash Near Ephrata - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: Child Killed, Three Injured In Crash Near Ephrata

EPHRATA, Wash. - The Grant County sheriff's office says an 8-year-old girl was killed and three people were injured when their car ran off a road and hit a utility pole Wednesday near Ephrata. Alexandrea Hamilton of Quincy died at the scene.

Sheriff Tom Jones says the car was driven by her 29-year-old aunt. The aunt and an 11-year-old girl who was in the back seat were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries. A 39-year-old man who was a passenger in the front seat was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with a back injury. Jones says speed was a factor in the crash.

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EPHRATA, Wash. - One child was killed and three other people were injured on Wednesday when the vehicle they were riding crashed near Ephrata.

Around 12:30 p.m., Grant County Sheriff's Deputies, Grant County Fire District #13, the Ephrata Fire Department and AMR Ambulance were dispatched to Frey Road NW near County Road 17.7-NW, just north of the Ephrata city limits.

The preliminary investigation shows the Saturn four-door passenger car was traveling northbound on Frey Road NW, failed to negotiate a curve, struck and broke a telephone pole and rolled onto its roof.

One juvenile female passenger was declared dead at the scene. Her body is in the custody of the Grant County Coroner. Her identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.


Three other occupants of the car were injured. An adult female and a juvenile female were transported to Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake. An adult male was transported by MedStar helicopter to an out of area hospital. The seriousness of their injuries is not yet known.

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