1 killed, 2 hurt in Montana crash involving police car

UPDATE: Authorities say three people died and two others sustained injuries when a vehicle went off a cliff in northeastern Washington state.


The Washington State Patrol says the crash occurred Wednesday evening in Pend Oreille County and that drugs or alcohol were involved.


Police say 33-year-old Aaron P. Pierre of Cusick was driving the Kia Spectra when it went off the road about 5 miles (8 kilometers) north of Usk. He was taken to a local hospital.


Twenty-two-year-old Anthony R. Shirhama was also transported to a local hospital.


Police say three other passengers died. They are identified as 29-year-old Richard A. Torosian of Cusick, 32-year-old Kayleen Sherwood of Cusick; and 29-year-old Nick O'Shan of Usk.

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Previous coverage: The Washington State Patrol says three people were killed in a car crash north of Cusick Wednesday morning. 

Trooper Jeff Sevigney tweeted out that the crash happened near the intersection of Leclerc Rd and Cee Cee Ah Creek Rd. Trooper Sevigney said the rollover crash involved one car with five occupants. Three of the occupants were killed and the other two were transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

Identities have not been released. 

Troopers and Pend Oreille County Detectives are investigating.