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Third runaway crash renews move to make highway safer


November 7, 2019

A tow truck responds to the wreck of a 1990 Honda Accord that crashed into the flood control after its breaks failed Saturday. The two men in the car were hurt, but able to removed themselves from the vehicle.

Two men were hurt Saturday when the brakes failed on a 1990 Honda Accord while they were descending the Palouse Highway grade into Colfax and crashed into the S. Palouse River flood control channel.

The report from Sheriff's Sgt. Dan Brown said Tyler Davis, 20, Sandpoint, was driving down the grade on Canyon Street at 11:51 a.m. and was unable to stop the car.

The runaway car went through the Main Street intersection, struck a pole, crashed through the fence along the channel and dropped approximately 15 feet onto the channel floor.

Davis and a passenger in the car, Jesus De La Torre-Agui...

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