4 killed in Washington when car collides head-on with semi

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Posted: Jul 23, 2015 9:41 AM

DAVENPORT, Wash. (AP) — A car on a Washington highway failed to negotiate a turn, crossed over the center line and slammed head-on into a semi-truck, killing four people, including an infant.

Washington State Patrol identified the four killed Wednesday evening as 68-year-old George Friedlander, of Nespelem, and 28-year-old Jake Walter, 32-year-old Georgina Walter and 5-month-old Logan Walter, all of Omak. All of them were in a 1999 Chrysler 300.

The semi driver, Gerard Kane, of Clayton, was injured in the crash on Highway 2, about 9 miles west of Davenport.

Washington State Patrol says it's unknown if drugs or alcohol played a role. The accident closed the roadway for several hours and traffic was detoured onto Miles Creston Road and Highway 25.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com