Local news


Semi trucks were involved in a chain-reaction fender bender in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 Friday afternoon, near the exit to Highway 195, snarling traffic heading into Spokane.  (Jesse Tinsley)
Semi trucks were involved in a chain-reaction fender bender in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 Friday afternoon, near the exit to Highway 195, snarling traffic heading into Spokane. (Jesse Tinsley)

Eastbound I90 cleared after two collisions

Two multi-car crashes Friday afternoon on Interstate 90 near Highway 195 caused a seven-mile backup in the eastbound lanes.

The first accident, around 2:35 p.m., involved two cars and a motorcycle, according to the Washington State Patrol. No one was injured.

Authorities say the second collision occurred when vehicles slowed for the first crash. A semi, driven by Edward D. Volk, 41, of Fargo, N.D., did not slow and hit a semi driven by Jeffrey S. Canfield, 31, of Athol. Canfield was pushed into a semi driven by Michael S. Novak, 60, of Nine Mile Falls, who was pushed forward into a Nissan Pathfinder driven by Brian S. Pryer, 55, of Hayden.

Novak was treated and released from a local hospital.



There are six comments on this story »




Sections


Profile

Contact the Spokesman

Main switchboard:
(509) 459-5000
Customer service:
(509) 747-4422
Newsroom:
(509) 459-5400
(800) 789-0029
Back to Spokesman Mobile