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Fatal Collision on East Wellesley

Posted 10/10/2012 12:50 PM by MDGREGORY

On Wednesday, October 10th, 2012, at 1:15 a.m., Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a one-vehicle rollover collision at 26800 E. Wellesley Road in Otis Orchards. Deputies arrived on scene and found 20-year-old Michael Steinbach walking around the collision scene. Steinbach told deputies he was a passenger in the 2004 Dodge Ram pickup which struck a power pole, a tree and then rolled.

Deputies located two other male subjects, 24-year-old Derrick Wilcox and 18-year-old Taylor Stacy, about fifty-feet away from the truck. Both had apparently been ejected from the vehicle.

Medics arrived on scene and transported Wilcox via MedStar to Kootenai County Medical Center and he is listed in critical condition. Steinbach was transported to a local hospital and is listed in serious condition. Stacy was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sheriff's Office Collision Investigators responded to investigate the scene. Wellesley Road was closed east and westbound for several hours while investigators documented and collected evidence. Several residents in the nearby area lost power from the truck hitting the power pole in the collision.

Preliminary investigation shows speed and alcohol were contributing factors in the collision and investigators are currently examining the evidence to determine who was driving the vehicle.

Anyone who may have seen any of these subjects Tuesday evening, or Wednesday morning, are asked to contact Detective Dave Thornburg at 509-477-2710.