Four Injured In Overnight Four-Car Crash On I-90

SPOKANE VALLEY – Four people, including a Washington State Patrol trooper, were injured early Sunday morning in a four-car crash on Interstate 90 near the Argonne exit.

The crash, which happened just after midnight, closed the westbound lanes of I-90 for most of the overnight hours, with traffic being diverted at the Pines Road exit.  The highway was fully open again by 6:30 a.m.

According to the WSP, Trooper Allen Larned, 47, had pulled over a Subaru Outback driven by 31-year-old Kevin Mangola of Spokane and were on the shoulder of the westbound lanes, just east of Argonne Road, when a Dodge pickup driven by 29-year-old William Zink of Coeur d’Alene struck the trooper’s Ford Crown Victoria from behind.  The impact pushed the trooper’s car into the Subaru, and then it was sent across the highway into the barrier on the opposite side.  At that point, it was hit by a Dodge Caravan driven by Jayson Dick.

Trooper Larned was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center for treatment of his injuries, where he is in satisfactory condition.  Mangola, Zink and Zink’s passenger, 30-year-old John Abraham of Coeur d’Alene, were taken to Deaconess Medical Center.  Mangola is in satisfactory condition, while Zink and Abraham were treated, released and booked into the Spokane County Jail on charges of vehicular assault.