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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

2 Spokane drivers involved in separate I-90 crashes overnight; 1 involved wrong-way driver

Spokane drivers were involved in two Interstate 90 crashes overnight Thursday, according to the Washington State Patrol.

A commercial truck driven by Igor Chernetskiy, 28, of Spokane, was struck head-on at about 8:15 p.m. while going east between Moses Lake and Ritzville by suspected wrong-way driver Christopher L. Mainard, 26, of Snohomish, Washington, according to WSP.

Mainard’s pickup truck then hit a vehicle driven by Nefrali Alfaro, 26, of Kennewick. A vehicle driven by Janita E. Martin, 50, of Newman Lake, then struck Mainard’s vehicle.

Mainard, who was cited for DUI, was taken to Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake, and Martin was transported to East Adams Rural Hospital in Ritzville, according to WSP. Chernetskiy and Alfaro were not injured.

At about 3:20 a.m., Erin K. Chapman, 42, of Spokane, failed to negotiate a curve while exiting eastbound I-90 at North Hamilton Street and struck a barrier, according to WSP. Her vehicle then “careened” into the barrier on the other side of the exit and came to rest blocking both lanes of the exit ramp.

Chapman was cited for driving with a suspended license and transported to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, according to WSP. Troopers determined she was driving too fast.