The northbound lanes of Spokane’s Division Street are closed from Wellesley to Rowan streets as police investigate a fatal car accident.
The collision near NorthTown Mall happened while officers were on the scene of two unrelated, minor crashes in the same area just after 1:45 p.m., the Spokane Police Department said.
That’s when an older man driving northbound on Division crossed the center median, hit another car head-on in the southbound lane, then hit a large pole at the intersection of Division and Crown streets. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the southbound vehicle was treated for minor injuries.
One southbound lane of Division is open. All other lanes will remain blocked until about 5:30 p.m., police said.