Three Dead in Collision with Washington Fire Engine

Three people riding in a car died in a crash involving a fire truck north of Spokane, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Two Stevens County firefighters injured

LOON LAKE, Wash. (AP) — Three people riding in a car died in a crash involving a fire truck north of Spokane, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Trooper J. Sevigney said on Twitter that the crash happened Monday afternoon on US Highway 395 northbound at Grote Road and near Loon Lake.

Sevigney said three people who were in the passenger car died. No other life-threatening injuries were reported, he said.

The Spokane Regional Transportation Management Center said that part of the highway would be closed until about 10 p.m. Monday and that a detour was in place.

No further information was immediately released to the public.

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