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February 12, 2015 at 6:13 AM

Walla Walla University student killed in bicycle crash

The Associated Press WALLA WALLA — A 20-year-old Walla Walla University student who was struck by a pickup truck while riding her bicycle died Wednesday at a Seattle hospital. KVEW reports Madison Baird of College Place was hit Tuesday afternoon at Walla Walla. Sheriff’s deputies believe the setting sun may have affected the driver’s visibility. Baird was airlifted…

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February 10, 2015 at 6:08 AM

Fire that killed 2 in Spokane started accidentally

The Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. — Investigators believe a house fire that killed two people in Spokane started accidentally. They haven’t said specifically how the fire started Saturday morning but it quickly killed a man and woman in an upstairs bedroom. Fire Chief Bobby Williams told KXLY  the fire “flashed over” and ignited everything in the room. The…

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February 2, 2015 at 2:26 PM

Man dies in Longview house fire

The Associated Press LONGVIEW — A man died in a house fire Sunday afternoon in Longview. The single family house was fully involved but when firefighters heard there was someone inside, they fought their way in. Fire officials say they found 34-year-old Lavar Dwayne Henry unconscious and he could not be revived. The Daily News reports the coroner’s office…

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January 26, 2015 at 11:09 AM

Teen killed on BNSF railroad tracks near Vancouver

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — Police say the person struck and killed by a train early Monday about 10 miles east of Vancouver was a 17-year-old boy. Officials have not released the name of the Vancouver teen. Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Gus Melonas says it happened at 2:43 a.m. Monday on the main Columbia River Gorge…

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January 26, 2015 at 6:48 AM

Man in fog struck and killed on Highway 241 near Sunnyside

The Associated Press SUNNYSIDE — The Washington State Patrol says the fog before dawn Sunday was a factor in the death of a man who was walking in the middle of Highway 241 near Sunnyside. The driver didn’t see 67-year-old Juan Gutierrez who was fatally injured. State Trooper Erik Magnussen tells KNDO.  The patrol is asking drivers to…

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January 23, 2015 at 6:05 AM

Man fatally shot at Federal Way apartment building

UPDATE at 1:45 p.m. Federal Way police have identified the 19-year-old man killed Thursday night as Erik Raul Reynaga. Reynaga’s body was found next to a car in the parking lot of the Crystal Point Apartments, 35328 25th St. S.W., said police spokeswoman Cathy Schrock. Reynaga was temporarily staying at the apartment complex, Schrock said. Investigators believe the man was killed…

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January 16, 2015 at 7:04 AM

Wrong-way driver dies in crash on Hwy. 522, west of I-405

UPDATE, 12:35 p.m. | The wrong-way driver was a 38-year-old woman from Kirkland, according to Dominic Ledesma of the Washington State Patrol. Investigators don’t know why she was driving in the wrong lane and don’t believe she was impaired, Ledesma said. UPDATE, 9:25 a.m. | Highway 522 has reopened and all lanes are clear, according to the…

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January 14, 2015 at 6:34 AM

Washington State Patrol trooper dies suddenly in Yakima

The Associated Press YAKIMA — Washington State Patrol troopers are stunned by the sudden death of Trooper Clayton J. Gocha in Yakima. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports he worked Friday but grew sick over the weekend and went to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital where he died Monday of complications from pneumonia. The patrol says the 48-year-old served 17 years…

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