Driver following too close causes 4-car crash on I-90

Update: Washington State Patrol has identified those involved in a four-vehicle crash on I-90 Saturday afternoon. Troopers say a driver was following too close and rear-ended one car, which caused a chain reaction collision. One driver was injured and taken to Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane, but his injuries were not considered life threatening.

A blue RAV4 driven by Jeffrey Short of Post Falls, a red Ford Mustang driven by 17-year-old Felipe Chavarria of Lynnwood, a tan FJ Cruiser driven by 45-year-old Eric S. Branson of Spokane and and a Jeep Cherokee driven by 70-year-old Bill C. Stock of Spokane Valley were all  westbound on I-90 at Liberty Lake. The RAV4 and Mustang both slowed for traffic ahead. That's when the FJ cruiser rear-ended to Mustang, and the Cherokee rear-ended the FJ Cruiser. The Mustang was pushed into the rear of the RAV4.

The Mustang's driver became stuck in his car, and firefighters had to extricate him. He was taken to the hospital.

No one else involved in the crash was injured.

All drivers were wearing seat belts.

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Washington State Patrol reports the westbound lanes of Interstate 90 have reopened following a crash near the Liberty Lake exit Saturday. The scene is now clear, but the crash investigation continues.

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Washington State Patrol reports a multi vehicle crash on Interstate 90 at the Liberty Lake exit blocked westbound lanes of traffic Saturday afternoon.

Emergency crews were called to the scene around 11:15 a.m. and extrication units were called to help rescue a person trapped in their car. WSP troopers, Spokane and Spokane Valley firefighters, and the Spokane County Sheriff's Office were all on scene Saturday afternoon.

A detour was set up to help motorists navigate around the crash and help investigators work.

Details about the cause of the crash or any injuries as a result of the crash have not yet been released.