Spokane Community College instructor and coach killed in freak bowling alley accident

The Seattle Times reports that Erik Anderson, 38, was killed in a freak bowling alley accident when he was attempting to dislodge a bowling pin from the basement bowling alley at Spokane Community College. According to the report, Anderson’s neck was broken by the machinery and he apparently died instantly.

Anderson was a popular running coach and instructor at Spokane Community College. He was teaching a bowling class when the accident occurred around 11:30 am on Thursday.

Athletes and students at the college were devastated by the loss of the popular track coach and teacher. Anderson leaves behind a wife and two young daughters.

The report said that there was a common problem with pins getting jammed at the bowling alley. The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries is investigating the cause of the accident.

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