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4 hospitalized after crash along I-90 in Spokane

May 3, 2021 Updated Mon., May 3, 2021 at 8:49 p.m.

Four people were taken to the hospital Monday afternoon after a crash in the eastbound lane of I-90 near Maple Street, according to Washington State Patrol.

The crash occurred at approximately 1:30 p.m., according to the state Department of Transportation, causing significant traffic backups along the interstate.

State police said the crash occurred when one vehicle, a Chevrolet Suburban, slowed due to traffic. Authorities said another vehicle, a Mercedes Sprinter, crashed into the back of the Suburban.

A 28-year-old woman who was driving the Sprinter was taken to Deaconess Hospital, according to Washington State Patrol. The 72-year-old driver and the two passengers in the Suburban were taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center, police said.

The crash is under investigation.

By 5 p.m. Monday, all I-90 ramps in downtown Spokane had reopened, according to the Department of Transportation.

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