November 25, 2013 in City

In brief: Wrong-way crash on I-90 injures three

From Staff Reports
 

A Spokane woman who drove the wrong way on Interstate 90 early Sunday caused an accident that sent her and two others to the hospital.

Ashley R. Daily, 30, was driving a 2000  Honda  Accord  westbound in the eastbound lanes between Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene about 12:26 a.m., the Idaho State Police said.

Daily hit head-on a 2013 Hyundai Genesis driven by Victor J. DeLeon, 38, of Hayden.

Neither one was wearing a seat belt, and both were taken to Kootenai Health for treatment, police said.

A passenger in the Hyundai, Janell DeLeon, 37, of Hayden, also was injured and taken to Kootenai Health. She was wearing a seat belt, police said.

I-90 was blocked and traffic was diverted for 3 1/2 hours. The crash is under investigation.

Agency places more restrictions on burning

The Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency has issued additional restrictions on indoor and outdoor burning, following a buildup of harmful smoke particles.

The stage 2 burn restriction, which took effect Sunday at 1 p.m., restricts the use any wood stove, pellet stove, fireplace insert or fireplace in Spokane County’s Smoke Control Zone, and all outdoor burning countywide, until conditions improve. If wood is the sole heat source, residents are asked to contact Spokane Clean Air at (509) 477-4727 for an exemption. Wood burners should check current burning conditions prior to burning by calling the Burning Information Hotline at (509) 477-4710.

In North Idaho, restrictions are also in place for residential wood heating and outdoor burning.

Poor air quality conditions are expected to linger through 4 p.m. today.

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