Spokane Suspected DUI Crash Kills Zachary Cantafi, Officers Investigate Stephanie Graybeal
Spokane, WA (August 31, 2021)– On Sunday, 25-year-old bicyclist, Zachary Cantafi, dies, while officers investigate 55-year-old Stephanie Graybeal, in a DUI crash on Highway 395.
The fatal crash happened just before 8:30 p.m. near Whitworth University.
Investigating officers said Cantafi was riding a bicycle across the intersection of Hawthorne Road when he was struck by an SUV.
Cantafi was ejected from his bicycle and landed in a southbound lane where was struck by another car.
Rescuers took him to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center where he died.
Officers said he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
On the other hand, the SUV driver, Graybeal, did not suffer injuries in the accident. Similarly, the second vehicle’s driver, 20-year-old Sencia Egland, also did not suffer injuries in the incident.
Meanwhile, the authorities said the cause of the crash was failure to yield. They suspect drugs or alcohol were a factor.
Officers are investigating Graybeal for vehicular assault.
We at Sweet Lawyers send our condolences to the loved ones of Zachary Cantafi. May you find comfort during this difficult time.
What Should the Bereaved Do?
According to NHTSA, pedestrian and bicyclist accidents continue to rise in the United States. More pedestrians and cyclists died in 2018 than in any year since 1990.
If you lost a family member in a bicycle accident, contact the wrongful death lawyers at Sweet Lawyers. With us, you can be assured your family will be taken care of in the severe aftermath of a deadly accident. Our consistent 40 years of experience in the legal field is proof that we know what it takes to win your case. Moreover, our attorneys and experienced professional legal team deal with a variety of cases, including bicycle accidents. Above all, we believe you deserve the best legal representation and proper compensation for your pain and suffering. Call our offices at (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation.