By John Dowd 

Highway markers a reminder of tragedies


September 24, 2020

John Dowd

AMERICAN LEGION member Bill Beck replaces a cross near the Highway 200 bridge over Thompson River recently.

In 1983 two men were driving westbound across the Highway 200 bridge over the Thompson River, just east of Thompson Falls, at around midnight. The driver, 23-year-old Raleigh Smith, accompanied by a friend, 20-year-old Christopher Otto, suddenly swerved and drove into the embankment, rolling the...

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