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Deputies: Argument leads to fatal head-on crash in Spokane Valley

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

Update: Spokane Sheriff's Office deputies believe a driver distracted by an argument with their passenger is what led to a head-on collision Sunday night on Bigelow Gulch Road.

The collision involved a Honda Civic, headed eastbound, and a Geo Metro, headed westbound. The adult passenger of the Geo was pronounced dead on the scene of the crash. The man driving the Geo was seriously injured and taken to a local hospital.

Spokane County traffic investigators were called to continue the investigation. They learned the Honda, driven by a woman thought to be involved in an argument with her male passenger, crossed the center line and hit the Geo head-on. Both people in the Honda were injured, but are expected to recover. Their 8-month old daughter, also in the vehicle at the time, was not injured. All three were taken to the hospital for treatment.

Investigators believe impairment and distracted driving were both possible factors.

The investigation is ongoing. The driver of the Honda has not been charged, but could face vehicular homicide and vehicular assault charges.

Previous coverage: 

One person is dead and three people were sent to the hospital after a crash on Bigelow Gulch and Forker Road.

Officials said it happened Sunday night and are investigating.

We're working on learning more information and will post it right here on KHQ.com when we get it. 

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