UPDATE: 19-Year-Old Woman Killed In Whitman County Crash - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

UPDATE: 19-Year-Old Woman Killed In Whitman County Crash

Posted: Updated:

COLFAX, Wash. - On Sunday afternoon Deputies from the Whitman County Sheriff's Office and Troopers from the Washington State Patrol responded to the report of a single vehicle fatality accident.

The accident occurred on private property approximately 5 miles southwest of Lacrosse, WA. Based on the initial investigation 19-year-old Taylor Martin of Lacrosse, lost control of the 1988 GMC Suburban he was driving when he traveled off of the roadway and onto a steep hillside. 

He and his passenger were believed to have been hunting in the area when they ventured off of the roadway in a remote area of southwest Whitman County.

After traveling onto the hillside, Martin lost control of the vehicle, causing it to roll several times killing his passenger, 19yoa Amanda Drewer of Endicott, WA. 

Drewer was pronounced dead at the scene. Martin, who was also injured in the accident, was transported via Med-Star to Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, WA. 

Martin is believed to have suffered several injures to include a possible broken neck.  He is listed in satisfactory condition.  Neither Martin nor Drewer were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident. Alcohol may have been a contributing factor. Notifications have been made.

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Head start: High school students train for real-life firefighting scenarios

    Head start: High school students train for real-life firefighting scenarios

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:02 PM EDT2017-05-24 02:02:38 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A pair of young men dressed in firefighting gear prepare to enter a building. There mission is simple, advance to the second floor and attack a working fire. Only there’s no fire, and the two young men aren’t firefighters, yet.

    More >>

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A pair of young men dressed in firefighting gear prepare to enter a building. There mission is simple, advance to the second floor and attack a working fire. Only there’s no fire, and the two young men aren’t firefighters, yet.

    More >>
  • Testing of Airway Heights water underway in Idaho lab

    Testing of Airway Heights water underway in Idaho lab

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 9:50 PM EDT2017-05-24 01:50:40 GMT

    MOSCOW, Idaho - Samples of contaminated water in Airway Heights has traveled 86 miles to Anatek Labs in Moscow Idaho to be tested. The testing usually takes about two week to get results, but Lab Manager, Dr. Todd Taruscio, says they are making it a top priority and hope to have those results in three to five days.

    More >>

    MOSCOW, Idaho - Samples of contaminated water in Airway Heights has traveled 86 miles to Anatek Labs in Moscow Idaho to be tested. The testing usually takes about two week to get results, but Lab Manager, Dr. Todd Taruscio, says they are making it a top priority and hope to have those results in three to five days.

    More >>
  • Fire near Leavenworth forces evacuation of more than 100 homes

    Fire near Leavenworth forces evacuation of more than 100 homes

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 9:25 PM EDT2017-05-24 01:25:14 GMT

    LEAVENWORTH, Wash. - Update: 6:15 p.m.: Washington Emergency Management says fire mobilization for a wildfire near Leavenworth has been approved. About 168 homes and cabins in the area of the fire are under level three evacuation.

    More >>

    LEAVENWORTH, Wash. - Update: 6:15 p.m.: Washington Emergency Management says fire mobilization for a wildfire near Leavenworth has been approved. About 168 homes and cabins in the area of the fire are under level three evacuation.

    More >>