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Two motorcyclists injured in crash on I-90 near Division

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Update 4:40 p.m.: Washington State Patrol has released more details about a crash on Interstate 90 that sent two motorcyclists to the hospital Saturday morning. Troopers say three motorcyclists will be charged with following too closely, and the cause of the crash was inattention.

Troopers have identified the motorcyclists as 52-year-old Joseph A Alvarez of Pasco, 49-year-old Lynda Degraaf of Pasco, and Wesly E Roberson of Kennewick. Alvarez and Degraaf were taken by ambulance to Sacred Heart. Roberson was taken by private vehicle to Sacred Heart.

According to WSP, all vehicles were eastbound on I-90 in the right lane approaching Division. Traffic had slowed down because of a disabled vehicle, and two cars, driven by Sierra Biddle and Jennifer Slee, came to a complete stop. The motorcyclists failed to stop and collided with Biddle's car, pushing it into Slee's car. Neither car driver was injured.

All motorcyclists were wearing helmets and both drivers were wearing seat belts.

Update: Washington State Patrol reports two motorcyclists were seriously injured in a crash on I-90 near Division. 

Troopers on scene say a group of five motorcyclists were following a car too closely Saturday morning when the crash happened. When the driver of a car in front of the motorcyclists hit the brakes while coming up to a disabled car on the side of the highway, the five motorcyclists ran into the back of the car. 

Two of the riders were seriously injured and taken to an area hospital. No other injuries were reported. 

Previous coverage:

Emergency crews were responding to a crash on Interstate 90 near the Division Street exit in Spokane Saturday.

Washington State Department of Transportation reports the crash happened just before 11 a.m. on eastbound I-90 at milepost 281. Right lanes are expected to be blocked until at least noon on Saturday.

There is no word yet on injuries in the crash. KHQ's Peter Maxwell reports several motorcycles were involved.

No additional details were immediately available. As we learn more we will update this story.

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