March 13, 2014 | Vol. 117 -- No. 47

State Patrol opens homicide investigation into crash killing two Eastern Washington University students

The Washington State Patrol is conducting a homicide investigation into a Feb. 21 car-semi-truck collision outside Colfax that resulted in the deaths of two Eastern Washington University students.

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State Patrol public information officer Jeff Sevigeny confirmed media accounts they are looking into the possibility that 21-year-old Erica Polito Mosso was driving impaired when she may have slid on black ice around 4:45 a.m. Polito Mosso’s northbound 1999 Volkswagen Jetta went sideways on Highway 195 outside of Colfax and was struck by a southbound 2004 Freightliner tractor, towing two trailer...

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