Polly Burland Killed, Richard Soleta Injured, William Ross Arrested after Head-On Accident
VALLEYFORD, WA (June 23, 2020) — A Spokane Valley woman, 66-year-old Polly Burland, died after a head-on crash on Highway 27 on Thursday, June 18.
According to Washington State Patrol, 37-year-old William Ross of Fairfield drove southbound a Chevy Silverado on Highway 27. Then he crossed a double-yellow line to pass and crashed into a Ford Taurus head-on in the northbound lane.
The cars came to a stop between the southbound lane and southbound shoulder just south of Gibbs Road.
Burland who was a passenger in the Ford died at the scene. Her next of kin has been notified.
Paramedics rushed the driver of the Ford, 72-year-old Richard Soleta of Spokane Valley, to Sacred Heart Medical Center.
Ross was not hurt. WSP said they arrested him and he now faces vehicular homicide charges as impairment appears to have been a factor. WSP said that the cause of the incident was improper passing.
We at Sweet James extend our heartfelt sympathies to the families and friends of Polly Burland.
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