Deer Park Woman Dies and 4 Others Injured in Chattaroy Chain-Reaction Crash
CHATTAROY, WA (August 4, 2019) – A woman was killed following a chain-reaction crash Sunday morning in Chattaroy, the Washington State Patrol reported.
The crash happened just before noon on Highway 2 at Chattaroy Road, about 10 miles north of Spokane. First responders arrived to the area shortly after.
Alvera S. Quaschnick, 93, of Deer Park was driving a Mercury Montego east on Chattaroy Road. There, she cut off another vehicle before veering into the path of a southbound Chevrolet Silverado.
The impact pushed the Mercury into the next lane, where it was struck again by a Ford Econoline van. The Ford then overturned into the center median.
Quaschnick was immediately taken to a hospital where she later died. She was wearing a seat belt at the time.
The driver of the Silverado, 41-year-old Trevor Hansen, and the driver of the Ford van, 34-year-old Rochelle Anderson of Port Orchard, were also hospitalized.
Quaschnick’s passenger Johanna Hagg, 85, and Anderson’s passenger, Kristopher Anderson, 37, were injured and taken to an area hospital for further treatment.
Both the Ford and Mercury were totaled following the collision.
WSP also later determined that Quaschnick caused the crash after not yielding the right of way to Hansen. Investigators also say neither drugs nor alcohol were involved in the crash.
During this mournful time, we would like to send our well-wishes and sincere sympathies to the grieving family and friends of Alvera Quaschnick.
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