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Posted on: January 23, 2020

[ARCHIVED] One-Vehicle Fatal Crash in South Spokane County


One-Vehicle Fatal Crash in South Spokane County


This afternoon, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit Investigators were called to the scene of a one-vehicle fatal crash in South Spokane County.  The adult male driver, and only occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced deceased at the scene.      

On January 23, 2020, at approximately 12:15 p.m., Spokane County Deputies responded to the scene of a single-vehicle crash on S. Baltimore Road, near S. Freya Road.   

Deputies, Spokane County Fire, and AMR personnel arrived at the scene where, unfortunately, the driver was pronounced deceased.  

Initial information indicates the passenger car was traveling south on Baltimore, failed to negotiate a curve and struck a tree at what appears to be a high rate of speed.  A seat belt does not appear to have been in use.  At this time, it is not known if impairment was a contributing factor in this fatal crash.     

Traffic Unit Investigators are working to determine the factors which lead to this fatal incident. 

SIRT Team volunteers responded to assist with traffic control while S. Baltimore Road was closed until just before 6:00 p.m. 

The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the name of the driver at a later time, when appropriate to do so.

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