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Daughter's request saves Spokane family from crash

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

The Horton family has lived on Spokane's south hill for three years. They just brought their new camper home Tuesday night.

"We were playing board games in the camper having a good time and brought up the idea to sleep in camper first night here," said Derek Horton.

But his daughter, 10-year-old Ava Horton, had a bad feeling about it.

"I didn't want to because I had a sleepover, and I just don't feel safe sleeping on the street really, and it was our first day we brought it home," said Ava Horton. "So I said what could possibly go wrong on the first night we have it in the neighborhood?"

A lot went wrong. A driver came down the wrong side of the road early Wednesday morning and crashed into the camper. The driver was OK and cited by Spokane Police. The Horton family was safe but heartbroken. The crash forced the camper off its frame and rendered it unusable.

Still the Hortons are grateful they listened to Ava.

"I know the guy upstairs is looking out," said Derek Horton.

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