Man cited with reckless driving for one of multiple crashes on I-90

SPOKANE, Wash – A man was cited for reckless driving for one of multiple crashes Saturday evening that blocked parts of I-90.

Around 4:30 p.m., Washington State Patrol said John Yarbaro was driving eastbound before the Sprague exit when he lost control and hit barriers on both sides of the freeway. He also hit a car being driven by a 70-year old, who was taken to the hospital along with a 68-year old passenger.

Yarbaro was taken to the hospital as well.

About an hour later, near the Freya Exit, a tractor-trailer was involved in another crash that included multiple cars and extended the backup of traffic through Spokane for miles.
One person involved had to be mechanically extricated.
The final incident happened around 8:15 p.m. near I-90 and Altamont. At least three cars were involved, and no one was injured.