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Moses Lake man seriously injured in Ephrata area crash

Moses Lake man seriously injured in Ephrata area crash


A 22-year-old Moses Lake man suffered a severe head injury during a Tuesday morning rollover crash south of Ephrata.

According to the Grant County Sheriff's Office, David Crowell was driving north around 9:20 a.m. in the 11000 block of Dodson Road North when his 2001 Ford Explorer left the roadway, struck a driveway, vaulted, struck the ground and rolled one and one quarter times before coming to rest. Crowell was ejected and landed about 20 feet away from the vehicle.

Crowell sustained a serious head injury and was taken to Columbia Basin Hospital in Ephrata and later flown aboard a MedStar helicopter to Providence-Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. He is listed in serious condition.

The collision is under investigation by the Grant County Sheriff’s Motor Traffic Unit.

The Sheriff's Office said Crowell's Explorer was destroyed.

Change your clocks, change your batteries: Ephrata FD reminds citizens to maintain smoke alarms

Change your clocks, change your batteries: Ephrata FD reminds citizens to maintain smoke alarms


Daylight savings will begin at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday March 8th, and the Ephrata Fire Department is asking residents to take the opportunity to test and change the batteries in their smoke detectors as they set their clocks forward. Smoke alarms in the home are considered one of the best and least expensive means of providing an early warning of a potentially deadly fire. 


Every year in the United States, about 3,000 people lost their lives in residential fires. Changing smoke alarm batteries at least one a year, testing those alarms, and reminding others to do the same are some of the simplest, most effective ways to reduce these tragic deaths and injuries.


The Ephrata Fire Department provided these important facts regarding smoke alarms:

Washington State Patrol uses latest laser technology to quickly clear roadways after an accident


The Washington State Patrol released their newest edition of their Good to Know video series (view above), which features detectives using the latest laser technology to quickly clear roadways after an accident, ensuring driver and officer safety.


According to the WSP, the Trimble Laser Scanner does the work traditionally done by detectives, but in about half the time and with only one operator. The machine scans items at the scene in order to recreate a 3-D version of the surrounding area which helps investigators determine the cause of the collision.


WSP uses the Trimble to reduce road closure time while still conducting a thorough investigation of the incident. The device can also be used at other types of crimes such as homicides, to document the location of important evidence.


Deputies catch man who stole KWWW radio equipment from Monument Hill tower site

Deputies catch man who stole KWWW radio equipment from Monument Hill tower site


A 30-year-old transient was arrested this morning after he was caught with several thousand dollars in radio equipment stolen from an FM-radio transmitter tower north of Quincy.

Kyle Richard Schulz is lodged in the Grant County Jail on suspicion of second degree burglary, first degree possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance.

Early Monday, Cherry Creek Radio in Wenatchee called the Grant PUD because the radio station’s transmitter was out of service, possibly due to a power outage at the Monument Hill tower site.

When PUD linemen arrived, the saw a male in a white Subaru stealing radio equipment and that the vehicle fled southbound. Deputies caught up with the vehicle at Martin Road near Road H-Northeast.

Deputies found about $10,000 in electronic components belonging to Cherry Creek Radio’s KWWW (“KW3”) Wenatchee radio station. Schulz was arrested.

While booking Schulz into jail, Corrections Officers found methamphetamine in his possession.

2 teens killed in Coulee City crash

Washington State Patrol officials say excessive speed caused a car crash that killed two teens and injured another in Coulee City on Friday night.

17-year-old Auston Frye was driving on U.S. Route 2 when he lost control, left the roadway, and hit a light pole, coming to a rest at the entrance to Coulee City Park.

Frye died from his injuries, as did one of his passengers, 18-year-old Pedro Huitron.

Another passenger, a 16-year-old boy, was transported by Medstar to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

2 injured in Moses Lake shooting

Moses Lake Police are investigating a shooting that injured two people Sunday afternoon.

Police tell KXLY the shooting happened just before 2:30 p.m. near the sidewalk on the north side of the Alder Fill, near Knolls Vista.

The shooter is described as a 21-year-old Moses Lake man.

Police say with the help of a citizen, who followed the alleged shooter, they were able to track him down and make an arrest.

The victims are described as a 30-year-old Moses Lake man with life threatening injuries. The second victim is a 17-year-old boy with non-life threatening injuries.

Detectives are still investigating the incident and trying to determine a motive.

No other details are being released at this time.

Quincy girl wasn't dragged; no charge against teacher

Grant County prosecutors have decided not to charge a teacher accused of having an 11-year-old girl dragged by other students to the front of their classroom in at Monument Elementary School in Quincy.

Chief Deputy Prosecutor Alan White says video of the incident in December shows four children surrounded the girl, but she wasn't dragged. Her mother had said she was slapped and kicked as she was pulled forward.

The website iFIBER One News reports substitute teacher Ken Lacey had ordered the sixth-grader to the front of the class to stop her from talking in back of the room. She refused.

White says Lacey showed poor judgment during the incident but did nothing criminal. He has resigned.