UPDATE: Deadly Crash In Spokane Valley Kills The Driver; Passeng - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: Deadly Crash In Spokane Valley Kills The Driver; Passenger Hurt

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE VALLEY POLICE DEPT: On Wednesday night, May 15, 2013, at 11:45 p.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff Deputies responded to a single vehicle crash in the intersection of Sprague and Fancher. 

When deputies arrived on scene, they located a 4-door sedan that had crashed head-on against a power pole on the northeast corner of the intersection. Deputies tended to the driver and passenger of the vehicle. The driver was not responsive, the passenger was alert and conscious, however complaining of chest pains. Medics arrived on scene a short time later and performed life saving measures on the 50-year-old male driver.  He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.
 
Sheriff's Office Collision Investigators responded to the scene and determined the vehicle had been traveling westbound on Sprague prior to hitting the power pole head-on. The 50-year-old driver had not been wearing his seatbelt, which was a contributing factor to his death. 

The 30-year-old passenger was wearing his seatbelt and received minor injuries. Investigators determined excessive speed was not the causing factor, but it appears alcohol and/or drugs were contributing factors. 

The investigation is on-going and the Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office will release the identity of the driver at a later time.

 

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