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A loss of historic proportions

Four Lakes crash claims life of Cheney commission chairman, EWU library dean


Last updated 3/15/2019 at 5:35am

A three-vehicle collision Sunday night not only claimed the life of a Cheney man, but also a large part of local history and perhaps the collective soul of a community.

Eastern Washington University interim Dean of Libraries and university archivist Dr. Charles Mutschler, 63, was killed Sunday evening when the car he was driving veered into the path of oncoming traffic on State Route 904.

According to a March 11 Washington State Patrol press memo, Mutschler’s 1991 Chevrolet pickup was westbound on SR 904 near 5th Street in Four Lakes about 7:30 p.m. when it crossed through the center turn...

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