Skip to main content

Deer Park man killed in Christmas Day traffic accident

December 27, 2011

Updated 5 p.m. on Dec. 27
Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies are trying to determine the cause of a one-vehicle accident on Dec. 25 that took the life of Bradley J. Updegrove, 45-year-old Deer Park man.
The fatal crash occurred around 9 p.m. at the north 27800 block of Cedar Road (just south of Owens Road). A motorist driving by the area found a 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche crashed against a tree. Deputies found the driver, who was the only occupant of the vehicle, without a pulse. Shortly after medics arrived on the scene and pronounced him dead.
An initial investigation and scene evidence show the pickup truck was southbound on Cedar Road traveling around the speed limit and left the roadway for some unknown reason. It was lightly snowing at the time, but slick conditions didn’t appear to be a factor.
The truck drove off the roadway and followed the shoulder of the road for around 150 feet until it struck a large tree head-on. All of the airbags in the vehicle deployed. However, Updegrove was not wearing his seatbelt.
The Chevrolet Avalanche has an airbag control module (ACM) that records crash data. Investigators will image this module with their crash data retrieval software later in the week to learn more about what the pickup truck was doing moments before the accident.
It is unknown whether drugs or alcohol played a factor in the accident. Traffic investigators will have to wait about a month to receive results back from the state toxicology laboratory in Seattle.

National 4-H Council recognized U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers along with other congressional leaders and...
Wildfire season officially begins April 15, as specified by state law, and already 20 forest fires have been reported...
Habitat for Humanity, which builds and repairs houses worldwide using volunteer labor and donations, will put the...
Deer Park High School sophomore Trevor Eicher, who steam rolled the 182-pound competition in...
The Deer Park softball team ran its modest winning streak to three with a doubleheader sweep of...
Deer Park Middle School seventh grader Brent Hodgson placed first in the male middle school...

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes