Former Cheney man dies in crash

CLARKSTON— A former Cheney resident was killed in a motorcycle crash Friday, May 19, south of Clarkston.

Benjamin Nichols, 64, of Clarkston, was pronounced dead at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane after being airlifted to the medical center.

Nichols grew up in Cheney and was the current Asotin County Prosecuting Attorney.

The crash occurred at about 11:59 a.m. near the intersection of Critchfield Road and Swallows Nest Drive, according to a Asotin County Sheriff’s Office report.

Nichols was eastbound on Critchfield Road on his motorcycle when he was struck by an SUV driven by Richard B. Hensle...


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