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WSP investigating fatal head-on crash near Nine Mile Falls

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WSP confirms one person has died in a head-on crash Saturday afternoon. WSP confirms one person has died in a head-on crash Saturday afternoon.
NINE MILE FALLS, Wash. -

Washington State Patrol is investigating a fatal head-on crash on Highway 291 in the Nine Mile Falls area, about five miles north of Spokane. The crash happened at around 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Troopers confirm at least one person has died in the two-car crash and four others were injured. Two people were in critical condition and were airlifted to area hospitals.

Two other people were taken by ambulance in serious condition.

Firefighters say the crash was so severe that one of the cars lost it's engine. 

One lane of the highway was reopened Saturday evening.

Washington State Patrol says to avoid the area to allow troopers to conclude their investigation.

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