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December 18, 2014 at 8:53 AM

9 years for wrong-way fatal crash in Longview

The Associated Press KELSO — A 33-year-old Portland woman was sentenced Wednesday to nine years in prison for a drunken, wrong-way crash in Longview that killed a man and injured seven other people. Nicole DiFuria McCaslin had pleaded guilty last week to charges of vehicular homicide, driving under the influence and vehicular assault. The Daily News reports police…

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December 17, 2014 at 6:05 AM

State Patrol: Driver seriously injured after I-5 crash in Lynnwood

A driver reached speeds of 110 mph on northbound Interstate 5 early Wednesday morning before exiting on a bus-only ramp and crashing, according to tweets from Trooper Mark Francis of the Washington State Patrol. The accident occurred at 1:11 a.m. at  near 164th Street Southwest in Lynnwood, Francis said. The driver sustained serious injuries and was…

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October 30, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Mountlake Terrace man killed in crash near Leavenworth

The Wenatchee World LEAVENWORTH — A 56-year-old Mountlake Terrace man was killed Wednesday evening in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 2 about 21 miles west of Leavenworth. Kerry L. Knapp was killed when his eastbound Ford F350 pickup struck a guardrail twice, went airborne, struck a tree and came to rest at the base of the tree, according to…

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October 15, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Tacoma robbery suspect dies from getaway crash

The Associated Press TACOMA — A bank robbery suspect who crashed while fleeing police in Tacoma has died. The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office says the man died Tuesday afternoon. Police say he had robbed at KeyBank branch and was speeding away from officers Tuesday when his car collided with a van at an intersection. KOMO reports three people…

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September 28, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Emergency crews get coaching on how to handle an oil train crash

By Evan Marczynski / The Skagit Valley Herald MOUNT VERNON — With the increase of crude oil shipped by rail through Skagit County and other areas of Western Washington, oil train safety is a hot topic among emergency managers and first responders in the area, particularly in the event that one of those trains should crash. About…

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September 17, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Sheriff: Burned armpit hair led to Idaho car crash

The Associated Press BOISE, Idaho — A car full of teenagers crashed in Idaho after authorities say one of the passengers lit the driver’s armpit hair on fire with a lighter. The Idaho Statesman reports all five young people in the Ford Bronco were hurt in the crash Sunday and had to receive medical treatment. Authorities say…

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September 14, 2014 at 1:36 PM

Two police cars crash into one another in downtown Seattle

Two Seattle police cars crashed into one another en route to a call in downtown Seattle early Sunday afternoon. One of the police cars was pushed by the impact under the back end of a tour bus parked at the curbside beside the Roosevelt Hotel. Neither officer appeared to be seriously injured in the crash. But one, whose airbag…

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