SPOKANE -- Three people are dead after a wrong way, head- on collision on an I-90 on-ramp at Highway 2 overnight.
It happened just after 2:00 a.m. Thursday, and closed all eastbound lanes of Highway 2 on the I-90 on-ramp for several hours.
Police say 22 year old Sterling Kruger, of Davenport, was driving the wrong direction on I-90 at a high speed then began to exit on the Highway 2 on-ramp still going the wrong way. That's when he smashed into an on-coming car, traveling the correct direction, and flipped.
61 year old James Bolton was driving the car that was hit with passenger 47 year old Trina Erickson, both from Spokane Valley.
All three people died on the scene. There were no survivors. Police are now working to determine whether drugs or alcohol were involved. Both Bolton and Erickson were wearing their seat belts; Kruger was not.
Crews cleared the scene just before 6:00 a.m., but say they will continue their investigation Thursday morning when there is more light.