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Three hospitalized after collision at Upriver and Argonne

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Three people have been taken to the hospital after a sedan slammed into the back of a moving truck at Upriver and Argonne.

The car, which was following a Bekins moving truck, crashed into the back of it and was partially crushed underneath the vehicle.

The Spokane Valley Fire Department and Spokane County Sheriff's deputies responded to the scene. The driver of the Toyota Avalon had to be extricated; two people in the moving van were also injured.

All three were taken by ambulance to the hospital; the driver of the Avalon was initially listed in critical condition but has since been upgraded to serious condition. The two people in the moving van are in serious condition.

All three have non life-threatening injuries.

At the crash scene, Argonne has been reduced to one lane southbound and northbound traffic is being detoured at Maringo, according to Deputy Craig Chamberlin via Twitter.

Upriver Drive is also backed up due to the crash and Chamberlin is advising drivers take either McDonald or Evergreen instead of Upriver.

Preliminary investigation into the crash shows that the Bekins truck was traveling north on Argonne and had stopped. The driver of the Toyota Avalon following the truck smashed into the back end of the truck.

There were no signs of skid marks leading up to the point where the Avalon hit the truck.

Chamberlin reported that Argonne reopened at Upriver shortly before 1 p.m.