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WSU student killed in Whitman County head-on crash

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A fatal crash in Whitman County Sunday afternoon has killed 20-year-old Morgan, Cope, a Washington State University Student. Cope is now the second WSU student to die in a car crash since Friday.

Washington State Patrol say the crash happened just after 1:45 p.m. on Highway 26 about 16 miles west of Colfax. 18-year-old Jason Wigen was driving a 1990 Toyota pickup in the eastbound lane when he crossed the center line, striking Cope, who was driving a 2001 Toyota Camry. Cope died at the scene. Wigen was airlifted to a Spokane hospital.

WSP tell us drugs and alcohol were not involved in this crash. We do not know what may have caused the Wigen to be distracted and cross the center line and there is no word on his condition at this time.

As soon as we get more information we will update this story.

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