Driver thrown from logging truck in SR 290 crash

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on June 4, 2014 at 5:15 AM

Updated Thursday, Jun 5 at 9:50 AM

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. -- A person was reportedly thrown from a logging truck in a two-car crash near the Idaho border Wednesday.

According to Washington State Patrol, the collision happened early Wednesday morning on State Route 290 east of Newman Lake, just west of the Washington-Idaho border. Troopers said the driver of a Subaru failed to yield and slammed into the semi in an intersection.

The driver of the truck was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle, officials said. The driver of the car was also injured. Both drivers suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The logging truck was not carrying a load at the time of the crash.

Authorities suspected drugs or alcohol may have been factors in the wreck. The driver of the Subaru, Artur Gurdyumov, 21, was being investigated for possible DUI and could face vehicular assault charges, according to WSP.

State Route 290 was fully blocked near N. Idaho Road for around three hours before crews were finally able to reopen the roadway to traffic.

 

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