DUI Crash Causes Major Traffic Congestion At Francis And Monroe - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

DUI Crash Causes Major Traffic Congestion At Francis And Monroe

SPOKANE, Wash. - Firefighters and police were called to a multiple car accident at the intersection of Francis and Monroe Monday night. 

Police say a woman was driving her truck north on Monroe and was reportedly swerving from lane to lane. As she approached Francis and Monroe she rear-ended a van, which started a chain reaction as the van hit the car in front of it, and that car hit another car. The driver of the truck that cause the accident swerved off the road and collided with a fire hydrant. Residents and an off-duty police officer blocked the truck from going anywhere else. 

 

The driver who cause the crash is going to be arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. 

While investigating the original accident, two more cars were involved in an accident at the same intersection as they were looking at the original crash. 

One lane in each direction on both Francis and Monroe is blocked and the intersection is expected to remain blocked for at least another hour. If you must travel in the area, please seek an alternate route. 
 
 

 

 

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