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Sammuel Thompson, 20, dead following fiery crash between car and semi on SR 195 in Colfax, Washington

Modified Date: 
Wed, 03/02/2016 - 9:01pm
Accident Date: 
Friday, September 12, 2014

One dead in two vehicle crash near Colfax

According to the Washington State Patrol, a 1998 Toyota Camry, driven by Sammuel Thompson, 20, of Colfax was northbound on SR 195 at Albion Road when his vehicle crossed the centerline and hit a 2012 Peterbilt semi-truck head on in the southbound lane.

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“This is really about saving lives,” Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said Wednesday. “In a split second, your life, and your family's life and your friend's life can change forever.”

Thompson was pronounced dead at the scene while the semi driver was uninjured.

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People Involved: 
Sammuel Thompson
Roadway: 
SR 195
City: 
Colfax, WA

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