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Two vehicles collide on icy highway

RITZVILLE — Three people were involved in a two-vehicle collision this morning, Nov. 25, on the icy surface of westbound Interstate 90, eight miles east of the city.

Dyllin Hoisington and Jayden Whittenberg, both 18, were traveling from their home in Newport when the collision happene around 6:34 a.m.

"We drove over some black ice and I'm pretty sure we were trying to get into the other lane," Whittenberg said.

The car they were driving lay on it's roof on the shoulder of the right hand lane.

"It was on it's side first, and then the truck hit us," Hoisington said. "But we got out before it hit."

"Literally a couple minutes before it hit," Whittenberg said. "We were on our way to Oregon to spend Thanksgiving with my family."

The couple stood in a field near the interstate holding their 3-year old dog, Danny, while crew members from Adams County Fire District No. 1 searched for another dog, which Whittenberg said belonged to her mother.

"But we're thinking that she's gone," Hoisington said.

"She's about 10 years old," Whittenberg said.

Clay DeBoard, 28, of Cheney, said he was driving to his job with West States Equipment Co. when the collision occurred.

Washington State Patrol Troopers secured the scene.

Also responding to the collision were EMTs with East Adams Rural Healthcare.

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Katie Teachout, Editor

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Katie Teachout is the editor of the Ritzville Adams County Journal. She has more than a decade experience covering Eastern Washington, including the Upper Kittitas Valley, the Methow Valley and Okanogan and Ferry counties.


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