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Moses Lake, Washington – One Person Dead, Two People Injured in DUI Crash

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Posted on April 8, 2020

Moses Lake, Washington (April 6, 2020) – One person died and two others were injured in a DUI rollover crash that occurred on a curve on Road 16 Northeast on Monday night. According to an article from 560 KPQ News Radio, a passenger, Shane Phillips, died at the scene when he was ejected from the vehicle. The driver, 20 year-old Andrew Albee, and another passenger, Chase Fluaiit, sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the incident. According to the report, all three occupants of the vehicle were not wearing seat belts. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office reported that over-speeding and alcohol were factors in the crash. Investigators are seeking vehicular homicide charges against Allbee.

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We offer our sympathies and compassion for the friends and loved ones of the victim. Unfortunately, this is not the only time a vehicle accident has resulted in a fatality and injuries. According to 2016 data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 29 people die everyday from vehicle accidents involving an alcohol-impaired driver, which translates to a death every 50 minutes. Additionally, 2016 data also points to 28% of all traffic-related deaths in America. Driving under influence covers not only alcohol-impaired drivers, but also those under the influence of other substances. Drugs other than alcohol accounted for 16% of vehicle crashes in 2015 data. Marijuana use in particular is rising, with 13% of nighttime weekends drivers being found with marijuana in their system. Whether impaired by alcohol, narcotics, or any other substances, the dangers of driving under influence should be clear. Driving is an activity that requires awareness at all times and following street regulations as much as possible. Being under the influence of other substances brings down road awareness, as well as closing down reflex skills and attention.

We urge everyone to be in a stable health condition before going behind the wheel. Any condition that can cause impairments on your judgement puts many people at risk, which goes not only for drivers but pedestrians as well. Aside from the obvious dangers of drunk driving, it would also help to identify busy roads and 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. Our sympathies and compassion for anyone who was caught up in a vehicle accident due to intoxicated drivers.