Spokane

7 people injured in DUI crash on I-90

SPOKANE, Wash. - Washington State Patrol reports seven people, including five teenagers, were injured in a DUI crash on westbound I-90 early Sunday morning.

Troopers said Ethan Belcourt, 19, of Spokane changed lanes near milepost 282 around 12:30 a.m. and hit a vehicle driven by Victoria Thompson, 36 of Spokane Valley. Belcourt's 1991 Subaru Legacy rolled and came to rest blocking one westbound lane. Both he and Thompson were injured and transported to Sacred Heart, according to WSP.

Belcourt had four other teenagers in his car. A 15-year-old male and a 16-year-old male
were injured and taken to the hospital. WSP is not releasing their names and it's unknown if they were wearing seatbelts. Savannah Belcourt, 19, and Tyler Brayton, 18, were also injured and taken to Sacred Heart. Brayton was wearing a seatbelt, but troopers say neither Ethan nor Savannah were.

Troopers said the passenger in Thompson's car, 31-year-old Shannon Galena, was also injured and taken to the hospital.

WSP said Belcourt is facing DUI, reckless driving, obstruction and no valid operator license charges.  


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