A Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy’s squad car was involved in one of two crashes that occurred after a stolen car was pulled over on Interstate 90 near the Havana Street exit at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday.
Injuries to the deputy and possibly others involved in the crashes were minor, said Trooper Jeff Sevigney, spokesman for the Washington State Patrol.
Troopers closed the inside lanes of the east and westbound lanes for hours because of the crash.
The injured deputy was sent to the hospital with apparent minor injuries, said Deputy Mark Gregory, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office spokesman.
Gregory said the crashes started when a deputy attempted to pull over a reported stolen vehicle on eastbound I-90. The vehicle crashed into the center median, possibly colliding with another car. The suspect of the stolen vehicle fled.
A sheriff’s deputy traveling westbound on I-90 stopped to assist one of the vehicles in the crash, when the squad car was involved in a second collision, Gregory said.
“Everything appears to be minor,” Gregory said of the injuries.
The driver of the reportedly stolen vehicle was not located, Gregory said.
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