AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. On Monday at 9:00 a.m., Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Geiger Blvd. and Thomas Mallen Rd.
Deputies arrived on scene and saw a loaded dump truck with a pup trailer had struck a delivery van in the middle of the intersection. The adult male driver of the delivery van was pronounced deceased at the scene by fire paramedics.
Based on initial observations by Sheriff's Office Traffic Investigators, it appeared the driver of the dump truck was traveling east on Geiger Blvd. and turned north onto Thomas Mallen Road in front of the delivery van.
The dump truck struck the driver's side door of the delivery van.
At this point in the investigation it does not appear that drugs or alcohol played a factor in the collision.
The investigation is ongoing and the identity of the deceased driver will be released by the Medical Examiner's Office at a later time.
KHQ.COM - Dept. Craig Chamerblin tells KHQ that a crash between a dump truck and a delivery truck on Geiger Blvd & S. Thomas Mallen Rd. is a fatal.
Geiger is shutdown in the area of the crash in the north and southbound lanes. A detour route is in place. The identity of the person has not been released. Authorities tell KHQ's Don Clossin that the dump truck was hauling a trailer. As soon as we get more details of the crash we'll post them here on KHQ.com, Facebook and our Twitter news feed.
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