PHOTOS: Chase Ends In Fiery Crash In Spokane Valley - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share

PHOTOS: Chase Ends In Fiery Crash In Spokane Valley

Posted: Updated:
Photo of vehicle that suspect was driving Photo of vehicle that suspect was driving

Mobile users click here to view the slideshow: http://tinyurl.com/m63nwyd

KHQ.COM - Spokane County deputies say they received a call Wednesday morning of a suicidal male. When deputies contacted the man identified as 29-year-old Brian Olson, Deputies discovered Olson was also the sole suspect in an arson case after a home burned in North Spokane near the intersection of Barnes and Whitehouse.

After deputies contacted Olson they say he led them on a high speed chase at speeds in upwards of 70 miles per hour. Deputies say they chased Olson for several blocks, and witnessed him driving in the wrong direction on Argonne.      

Deputies say one of Olson's tires blew and he drove for several blocks on the rim of his wheel throwing sparks and eventually causing a fire and disabling his car. Deputies also performed several pit maneuvers to stop the car they say Olson was driving. Deputies took Olson in to custody. Olson faces several charges.

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE:

On Wednesday, November 20th, 2013, Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a suicidal call near the area of 20000 N. Holcomb Rd. The complainant told Sheriff's dispatch that 29-year-old Brian Olson was at the residence threatening to kill himself and they knew he was wanted for Arson regarding a fire investigation this past Sunday at 403 W. Barnes Road.  Dispatch also confirmed Olson had a warrant for arrest for assault.
 
The complainant told dispatch that Olson left the residence in a 1999 Oldsmobile.  Deputy Michael Beckman located Olson near the area of Bruce and Peonne. Olson was traveling southbound on Bruce and when Deputy Beckman tried to stop his vehicle, Olson failed to stop, attempted to flee the scene and Deputy Beckman told dispatch he was in pursuit.
 
Olson fled westbound to the area of Market and Magnesium where Deputy Terry Liljenberg had spike strips on the road in an attempt to disable Olson's vehicle. Olson missed the spike strips and nearly ran into Deputy Linjenberg standing on the side of the road. Olson continued to flee through north Spokane County and ended up traveling eastbound towards Pasadena Elementary on Upriver Drive. Deputy Beckman terminated the pursuit prior to coming close to the grade school.
 
Other deputies responding to the scene located Olson traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of travel on Argonne through Millwood. Due to the extreme danger Olson was presenting to the community, the pursuit was re-engaged. After traveling southbound on Argonne, Olson turned east on Sinto and continued northbound on Mullan Road.  Prior to reaching Mission, Deputy Beckman performed the PIT maneuver disabling Olson's vehicle. 

Olson ran from his vehicle and Deputy Beckman caught him within a short distance. The engine compartment on Olson's vehicle caught on fire and had to be extinguished by Valley Fire.
 
  • Olson was booked into jail on the felony charges of 2nd Degree Assault, Eluding and Arson as well as the Assault warrant.
  • Top Stories from KHQTop StoriesMore>>

  • Severe thunderstorms roll through the Inland Northwest

    Severe thunderstorms roll through the Inland Northwest

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:41:55 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A storm seemed to leave just as fast as it arrived Wednesday in Spokane. High winds blew over trees and utility lines, causing widespread power outages and some severe property damage. If you are in the area and can safely take a picture, please send them to pix@khq.comMore >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A storm seemed to leave just as fast as it arrived Wednesday in Spokane. High winds blew over trees and utility lines, causing widespread power outages and some severe property damage. If you are in the area and can safely take a picture, please send them to pix@khq.comMore >>
  • Storm causes severe damage at Riverside mobile home park

    Storm causes severe damage at Riverside mobile home park

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:25 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:25:04 GMT
    As many as 40 families were forced out of their homes Wednesday as a strong summer storm swept through the Riverside Village Mobile Home Park in the Riverside community north of Spokane.More >>
    As many as 40 families were forced out of their homes Wednesday as a strong summer storm swept through the Riverside Village Mobile Home Park in the Riverside community north of Spokane.More >>
  • Person injured by falling tree branches outside Spokane courthouse

    Person injured by falling tree branches outside Spokane courthouse

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:35:37 GMT
    One person was injured when strong winds caused tree branches to fall to the ground outside the Spokane County Courthouse in Wednesday afternoon.Fire crews and police officers told KHQ the person who was hit by the branches was quickly taken to the hospital.More >>
    One person was injured when strong winds caused tree branches to fall to the ground outside the Spokane County Courthouse in Wednesday afternoon.Fire crews and police officers told KHQ the person who was hit by the branches was quickly taken to the hospital.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.