U.S. Highway 395 is open again after being partly blocked just north of Hatch Road in north Spokane County from a one-vehicle rollover accident, and the highway at Addy has been reopened after an earlier accident there.
The 2:15 p.m. accident in the four-lane section of U.S. 395 between Hatch and Monroe roads occurred in the northbound lanes and partially blocked traffic in both directions, a State Patrol dispatcher reported.
Emergency workers had been letting traffic alternately use the southbound lanes by directing northbound traffic across the median, but by 3:50 p.m., one of the northbound lanes was reopened. Traffic was moving in both directions by 4:46 p.m.
A medical helicopter was called to evacuate an injured person. Crews from Fire District No. 4 were assisting.
At Addy, vehicles were diverted onto 12 Mile Road for two hours after a 12:30 p.m. accident.
Timmy B. Tschabold, of Valley, the driver, and Roxanne M. Brons, 25, of Colville, were taken to Providence St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chewelah.
Tschabold was in satisfactory condition this afternoon, and Brons was being moved to a larger facility, but a hospital spokeswoman did not specify where.
Washington State Patrol troopers said Tschabold was headed south on the highway when his 1990 Acura Integra left the road to the right and went up an embankment before rolling about 12:30 p.m. It came to rest on is wheels.
Both the driver and passenger were wearing seat belts, troopers said.