Rollover car accident north of Quincy leaves three dead, two seriously injured
QUINCY, Wash. — Nearly a week after a gruesome car accident that claimed three lives and force two others into the hospital, Grant County authorities have released the names and details about the incident.
According to an alert issued by the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched near the 12000-block of Rd Q NW, just north of Martin Rd, for reports of a motor vehicle accident around 10:00 p.m. on June 16, 2022.
They rushed to the scene and found that four occupants of a mid-sized car were ejected after the driver reportedly failed to negotiate a curve and rolled off the side of the roadway. The GCSO’s Motor Traffic Unit assessed that the car tripped in rugged gravel and spun out of control. Only one of the five occupants of the car was found inside it in the aftermath of this tragic crash.
Three people were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident: Irineo Soto Morales (unknown age), Ernesto Cumplido Martinez (27) and Isidro Rodriguez Salvador (29). The other two individuals, a 27-year-old and a 40-year-old man from Coeur D’Alene were rushed by ambulance to Quincy Valley Hospital. Following emergency evaluation, they were each airlifted to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.
While the Coeur D’Alene man remains in critical condition, the 27-year-old has improved to stable condition. Grant County deputies noted that this victim was the only person inside the vehicle wearing a seatbelt at the time of the rollover.
Authorities have deducted that “alcohol and speed appear to be a factor,” but their investigation is still underway. They haven’t yet figured out who was driving the car when it rolled off the roadway.
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