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May 25, 2014 at 11:09 PM

WSP: Medical problem may have caused fatal crash that closed I-5 in December

The Associated Press TACOMA — The Washington State Patrol has connected a driver’s medical problem to a fatal crash that shut down Interstate-5 near DuPont for 10 hours in December. The News Tribune reports the 61-year-old from Sacramento, California, has fainted a few times since the Dec. 16 crash. State Patrol spokesman Guy Gill says a medical…

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January 5, 2013 at 8:52 AM

Passenger killed in one-car collision in downtown Seattle

A man in his late 20s or early 30s was killed early Saturday morning after the car in which he was riding struck a concrete barrier and a wall and overturned near the Washington State Convention Center downtown, Seattle Police reported. An officer on patrol downtown came upon the collision shortly after 2 a.m. near Sixth Avenue and Union…

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November 7, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Off-duty cop killed man in Moses Lake accident

The Associated Press MOSES LAKE — The driver who struck and killed a man last week in Moses Lake was an off-duty police officer. The Washington State Patrol is investigating the Halloween night fatality, but Police Chief Dean Mitchell told the Columbia Basin Herald there’s no indication Officer R.C. Sheats did anything wrong. Mitchell calls it…

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