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Woman rams Washington Eastern Railway engines in Cheney

Bystanders quickly intervene to stop suicide attempt


Last updated 4/18/2019 at 4:51pm

When Cheney police officers heard the dispatch call of “vehicle vs. train collision” last Monday, April 8, they assumed and feared the worst.

Arriving at the scene just east of the Marketplace Bakery & Eatery at the termination of Calispell Street, they were met with what might be considered the best situation under the circumstances.

Officers found several bystanders detaining a young woman later identified as the driver of a Jeep Grand Cherokee who attempted to ram a parked engine of the Washington Eastern Railway. According to the police report, the 19-year-old woman admitted to ramm...

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