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By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Medical emergency leads to car vs. building collision


Last updated 10/22/2020 at 11:39am

CHENEY – A medical emergency sent a driver off the road and crashing into a downtown building early Saturday morning, Oct. 10.

According to Cheney police Capt. Rick Beghtol, the male driver developed some sort of sudden back spasm that caused him to lose control of his vehicle, jump the curb and plow into the Clean-R-Up cleaning business at 211 1st Street around 7:17 a.m. The vehicle smashed through the front of the building into the office, coming to rest about three-quarters inside the structure.

“It doesn’t look like he made any effort to apply the brakes,” Beghtol said. “He ju...

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