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Nespelem man, three others die in tragic crash

 


Four people were killed in an accident on U.S. 2 west of Davenport July 22, including an infant.

The Washington State Patrol said that, for some reason, the driver of a car headed west about 6 p.m. failed to negotiate a right-hand curve in the road just east of the Telford rest area, crossed the center line, and ran head-on into an oncoming semi truck.

All four in the car were killed, including 68-year-old George Friedlander, of Nespelem; his daughter, Georgina Walter, 32, of Omak; her husband and the driver of the 1999 Chrysler 300, Jake Walter, 28; and their 5-month-old son, Logan Walter.

The Walter family leaves behind four other children who were not in the car at the time of the accident, the Tribal Tribune reported.

The driver of the truck, Gerard Kane, 57, of Clayton, suffered minor injuries.

The highway between Davenport and Creston was closed for several hours that night as the state patrol called in its Major Accident Investigation team to investigate.

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