Crash on Trent and Starr kills two

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 5:14 PM

Updated Friday, Sep 27 at 10:11 AM

NEAR SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -- Two people are dead after a crash between a pickup truck and a semi.

Washington State Patrol troopers said the crash happened Tuesday around 4:00 p.m. about four miles east of Spokane Valley at Trent and Starr Road.

Investigators said the driver of the pickup truck, James Jemison, 76, was driving eastbound on Trent.  The driver of the semi was traveling westbound.  Investigators said the pickup truck drifted across the centerline at Starr Road, hitting the semi head-on.

Washington State Patrol said James and his passenger Donette Jemison, 57, died at the scene.  WSP said both of them were wearing their seatbelts.  The driver of the semi was not injured.

The road was completely blocked for four hours during the investigation.  It is now back open.

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