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Crash on Newport Highway sends two to hospital

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Photo courtesy of Megan Hill with Spokane Co. Fire District 4 Photo courtesy of Megan Hill with Spokane Co. Fire District 4
CHATTAROY, Wash. -

A car crash on Newport Highway (Hwy 2) and Westmoreland Road sent two people to the hospital Thursday morning. A blue truck was traveling south on Highway 2 near Westmoreland Road and was hit by a silver car turning on to the Highway around 8:30am.

Both cars tipped over into a ditch on the side of the road, missing a small but deep creek by only a few feet.

Both cars had only one female driver in them. The woman driving the Mariner had to be extricated from her car because it was tipped on the side. Both women were taken to the hospital but were alert and conscious.

Firefighters from Fire District 4 said the airbags played a huge role in keeping these women safe.

The Highway is back open as tow trucks are finishing up and preparing to clear the scene.

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