WSP: Sleepy Driver Causes Deadly Crash South Of Colfax - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

WSP: Sleepy Driver Causes Deadly Crash South Of Colfax

Posted: Updated:
Crash scene south of Colfax on Hwy. 195, at least one person was killed Crash scene south of Colfax on Hwy. 195, at least one person was killed

UPDATE: The person killed on Friday morning on Hwy. 195 has been identified as 60-year-old Rodella Wickard of Pullman, according to the Washington State Patrol. Wickard was the passenger in a 1993 Chrysler Lebaron driven by 57-year-old Gerald Wickard.

Authorities say that 35-year-old Douglas Hinchey of Spokane hit the Wickard's Chrysler when he crossed the center line after falling asleep, according to WSP. Both drivers were transported to the hospital. Hinchey has been charged with Negligent Driving.

UPDATE: Highway 195 is now back open in both directions after a crash. One person was killed and two people were taken by ambulance to a Pullman hospital. The crash happened on Friday morning. We're told by the Washington State Patrol that the driver of a truck fell asleep and hit another vehicle. We'll post more details as we get them.

UPDATE: Dylan Wohlenhaus, who's on the scene of the crash, says that authorities have removed a body from one of the vehicles involved in the crash. At this hour we're still awaiting more details.

ORIGINAL STORY:

KHQ.COM - At least one person has been killed in a two vehicle collision on Hwy. 195 just 7 miles south of Colfax and at least 2 people are trapped, according to The Washington State Patrol. So far no identities have been released. If you plan on driving in the area within the next few hours expect delays. We'll post more details as we get them.

  • Top Stories from KHQTop StoriesMore>>

  • Bar Bouncer Shot, Says Suspects Were There To Make Trouble

    Bar Bouncer Shot, Says Suspects Were There To Make Trouble

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:37:44 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - KHQ's Dylan Wohlenhaus spoke with the 44-year-old bouncer Todd Stone. Stone says that he's worked at Lions Lair bar for two and a half years and has never had a "bruise" or a "scratch" from dealing with unruly patrons in his time working there. Thursday morning was different he says. More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - KHQ's Dylan Wohlenhaus spoke with the 44-year-old bouncer Todd Stone. Stone says that he's worked at Lions Lair bar for two and a half years and has never had a "bruise" or a "scratch" from dealing with unruly patrons in his time working there. Thursday morning was different he says. More >>
  • WA State Loses $40 Million In Education Funds For Failing To Meet A Federal Government Requirement

    WA State Loses $40 Million In Education Funds For Failing To Meet A Federal Government Requirement

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:57:33 GMT
    SEATTLE (AP) - Washington state has lost its education accountability waiver from the federal government. State education officials say they received an email on Thursday saying they were losing the waiver because the state did not meet the U.S. Department of Education's requirement to include statewide student test results in teacher evaluations.More >>
    SEATTLE (AP) - Washington state has lost its education accountability waiver from the federal government. State education officials say they received an email on Thursday saying they were losing the waiver because the state did not meet the U.S. Department of Education's requirement to include statewide student test results in teacher evaluations.
    More >>
  • Need A Laugh? Watch This Video...It's Definitely Not What You Expect

    Need A Laugh? Watch This Video...It's Definitely Not What You Expect

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:08:00 GMT
    KHQ.COM - To help get you to Friday we thought you might need a laugh today. Watch this video and share with your friends if you get surprised. It's definitely not what you expect.More >>
    KHQ.COM - To help get you to Friday we thought you might need a laugh today. Watch this video and share with your friends if you get surprised. It's definitely not what you expect.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KHQ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.