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WSP trooper injured in early morning I-90 crash west of Spokane

UPDATED: Sun., June 14, 2020

A Washington State Patrol trooper was injured early Sunday after his vehicle was struck by a car traveling on Interstate 90 just west of downtown Spokane.

The crash occurred just after 5:30 a.m. just west of the U.S. Highway 195 interchange on Interstate 90. A marked WSP patrol vehicle parked on the right shoulder was struck by a vehicle traveling east on the interstate, according to a news release. Tyler G. Howland, the 28-year-old driver of the WSP vehicle, was injured in the collision and taken to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. Howland is listed as a WSP state trooper in state financial records.

The vehicle that struck the WSP patrol car was driven by Ronald L. Umland, 39, of Warden. Umland was not injured. The WSP is investigating the crash. Howland was wearing his seatbelt when his patrol vehicle was struck, according to a news release.

All lanes of Interstate 90 east- and westbound were open as of late Sunday morning.

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