Near miss


Cheney residents avoided potential disaster Monday night when the driver of this truck bypassed road closed signs at the corner of Second and C streets, struck and went over a sand berm and into a water works vault that had been exposed as part of water main work along C Street between Second and Third. The truck just missed a valve controlling a 12-inch water main. Cheney Police Department Cmdr. Rick Campbell said the unidentified driver was transported to a Spokane trauma hospital where Washington State Patrol officials took over the incident.


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