SPOKANE, Wash. -

A driver is in critical condition after crashing his SUV in downtown Spokane Monday morning.

The crash happened around 3:30 a.m. near the intersection of Maple and 2nd. 

Spokane Police say the man was sent to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after crashing his SUV into a concrete pillar. 

The area was closed off for several hours while traffic was diverted.

The cause of that crash is still under investigation, but police say it is being investigated as a possible DUI.