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Airway Heights, Washington – Driver Dead in Rollover Crash at North Rambo Road and West Deno Road

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Posted on February 27, 2020

Airway Heights,, Washington (February 25, 2020) – The driver of a pickup truck died in a rollover crash that occurred on North Rambo Road near West Deno Road on Tuesday night. According to the article from KHQ, first responders attempted life-saving efforts on the scene but unfortunately the driver was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver was also reported to not have been wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. Update: As of a report released on February 28, 2020 from The Spokesman-Review, the victim has been identified as 48 year-old Anthony Barr. The medical examiner’s office determined multiple blunt force injuries to be the cause of the death. Barr was reported to have been thrown from his vehicle in the crash.

According to information from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, the driver was traveling south on North Rambo Road when their vehicle left the west side of the roadway and onto the shoulder. The driver over-corrected, which led to a rollover crash. The crash remains under investigation, but speed appears to be a factor in the incident.

About Vehicle Accidents

We offer our sympathies and compassion to the friends and loved ones of the victim. Unfortunately, this is not the only time a vehicle accident has resulted in a fatality. In 2017, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)  have reported a total of 120, 993 car accidents. Of those accidents, 525 were fatal ad 34, 311 were possible or suspected of injuries. This type of accident where the vehicle has landed on the side or top can be classified under rollover accident, a hazardous situation in which victims may get trapped inside the car. Sometimes, outside help is needed to safely get trapped occupants out of the car. This type of accident usually happens after trying to turn on high speeds. Cars that are more susceptible to rollover accidents are lighter cars with a high gravity center, though it should be noted any car can roll over given the circumstance. In a rollover crash, injuries that can be expected are broken wrists, whiplash among other neck-related injuries, as well as head and spinal injuries. Wearing a seat belt helps mitigate possible injuries in this particular type of incident, and also minimizes the chances of being flung from the vehicle when it flips over.

As always, we urge all drivers to practice caution while out on the streets. Be specially if the road is lacking sufficient illumination. It would also help to identify busy roads ad try to avoid being in their proximity to minimize any risk of a vehicle accident. Any mistake can lead to injuries and damage not only to your person, but on other people as well.