Suspect in Spokane crash arrested after Douglas County auto chase


ROCK ISLAND — A Cashmere woman accused of causing a serious Spokane-area auto crash was arrested late Saturday after allegedly leading Douglas County deputies on a chase that ended with yet another collision.

Deputies said Jessica Hailey Fisk, 22, refused to stop her passenger car when a patrol officer attempted to pull her over near BJ’s in Rock Island about 9:29 p.m. That deputy ended pursuit due to safety concerns, according to a press statement from Douglas County Sheriff Kevin Morris.

Soon after, a second deputy allegedly spotted Fisk’s vehicle speeding on Highway 28 near Rock Island Drive, and again tried to stop the car. The fleeing vehicle spun and struck a guardrail near mile marker 12 while passing another vehicle, but the driver regained control and continued.

At milepost 15 Fisk’s car allegedly struck an unoccupied parked car on the highway shoulder, and came to a stop. Deputies said no one was seriously injured and they arrested Fisk at the scene.

Court records show Fisk has been wanted since Nov. 9 on a Spokane County warrant for failure to appear in court. She’s charged there with three counts of vehicular assault for an April 1 auto wreck, in which she allegedly crashed her Dodge Challenger into a Toyota minivan near Whitworth University. The crash hospitalized the minivan driver and two children onboard.

Douglas County deputies said they’ll now seek charges against Fisk of eluding a police vehicle, hit and run and reckless endangerment.