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Crash slows I-90 traffic

Boat comes to rest in the median

RITZVILLE – Westbound Interstate 90 traffic was slowed for more than four hours Sunday, April 9, following a two-vehicle crash.

According to the Washington State Patrol, the crash occurred about 1:26 p.m. in the passing lane of the interstate when a vehicle and a U-Haul truck towing a boat and trailer collided.

The impact sent the boat into the median.

The vehicles collided near Milepost 223, between the Ritzville and Schoessler Road exits.

Neither the cause of the crash nor the names of those involved were released.

The patrol listed the crash as an "injury crash," but had yet to report the extent of any injuries.

The crash blocked the passing lane of the westbound lane; traffic was able to move slowly through the right-hand lane, the patrol said. Traffic was also detoured onto Schoessler Road.

Adams County fire and Department of Transportation assisted.

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