A crash between a semi truck and car left one person dead and another seriously injured Wednesday morning in suburban Spokane, according to the Washington State Patrol.
State Patrol says the incident occurred around 7 a.m. A Lexus IS was northbound on McKinzie Road at a stop sign to State Route 290, the Otis Orchards area of Spokane. A dump truck driven by 27-year-old man was eastbound on State Route 290. Police say the Lexus failed to yield and pulled into the path of the dump truck, which struck the Lexus in the intersection.
The 16-year-old female teen driver of the car was killed and the passenger, a 19-year-old female teen, has life-threatening injuries. The passenger was taken to Sacred Heart hospital by Life Flight helicopter. Her condition is not known at this time.
The semi truck driver was not injured. All those involved in the crash were wearing seat belts.
The crash remains under investigation.
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