13-year-old passenger injured in north Spokane wrong-way crash

Source: WSP: 13-year-old passenger in north Spokane wrong-way crash has broken bones, no other injuries reported | krem.com

A 13-year-old passenger in the wrong-way car has a broken arm and leg from the crash. The infant and driver in the car that was hit were not injured.

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. — Troopers report a 15-year-old driver was behind the wheel of a car that crashed into another vehicle while driving the wrong way on SR 2, about seven miles north of Spokane.

The 15-year-old female was driving a Toyota Camry northbound in the southbound lanes of SR 2 near Norwood Road around 8 p.m. Sunday night, according to Washington State Patrol. The driver hit a Nissan Sentra that was driving southbound head-on, causing that vehicle to roll over. The Sentra came to rest on its top in the median.

The 15-year-old driver was not hurt. However, a 13-year-old male passenger was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane for treatment.

WSP told KREM 2 on Monday the 13-year-old has a possible broken arm and leg, while the 15-year-old passenger has very minor injuries.

WSP has not released the name of the 15-year-old driver because she is a juvenile. Troopers report the crash is still under investigation.

The 20-year-old driver of the second car was also taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center, along with a one-month-old baby girl who was also in the car. Both the driver and the infant were transported as a precaution but neither were seriously injured.

Everyone involved in the crash was wearing a seatbelt and the infant was in a car seat.

Detectives are investigating the crash and are currently looking for witnesses to help determine the cause of the crash. Drugs and alcohol are not suspected.

SR 2 was closed for several hours on Sunday night while troopers investigated the crash. It reopened at 11:30 p.m.