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17-year-old girl killed in fatal crash, three other teens hospitalized

AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - A teenage girl was killed and three others were injured Saturday morning after a T-bone collision on Highway 2 near Airway Heights.

The crash happened at 6:47 a.m. Saturday and involved members of the Medical Lake High School track and field team, who were headed to the school to board a bus to Cheney for the Van Kuren Invitational.

17-year-old Journey R. Tueller, a passenger in the 2011 Kia Sorento, was killed after the car pulled out onto Highway 2 from Wood Rd. and was struck by a 2008 Ford F-250 truck, driven by 37-year-old Lloyd D. Jones. Jones was injured in the crash but did not need to go to hospital for his injuries.

The other occupants of the Sorento, 17-year-old driver Lauren H. Gross, 15-year-old passenger Laci R. Sica, and 14-year-old Savannah S. Sutton, were transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center with what were described as serious injuries.

Washington State Patrol says the Kia Sorento failed to stop at the stop sign before pulling out onto the highway. 



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