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State Troopers investigating Friday afternoon mayhem

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Washington State Patrol now says between 30 and 40 vehicles were involved in numerous accidents Friday afternoon - all of them related to the weather.

The worst accident scene involved at least eleven vehicles in a pileup on I-90 near the Thor-Freya exit. Troopers say drivers were following too closely in the wet weather and couldn't react in time to avoid a chain reaction crash. Several people were transported to a hospital, but Troopers say no one was seriously injured.

In addition to the wrecks at Thor-Freya, WSP said there were at least three other clusters on I-90: in the westbound lanes at Havana, the westbound lanes at Sprague Avenue, and the westbound lanes at Broadway Avenue.

Well over a dozen tow trucks were dispatched to the various scenes, as backups extended into both the westbound and eastbound lanes for at least five miles.

Troopers also responded to a one car rollover on I-90 at the Cheney exit. When they arrived, the driver was unconscious and was transported to the hospital. His injuries are reportedly not life-threatening.

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