Police arrest man in connection to Greene St. Bridge crash

Police arrest man in connection to Greene St. Bridge crash
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Police arrested Thanden Hammel in connection to a crash on the Green St. Bridge Friday morning. 

Four cars were involved in a crash Friday morning at the intersection of Mission and Greene in Spokane. Two people ultimately went to the hospital.

As of 12:15 p.m., part of Greene Street Bridge is blocked off and police believe it will remain backed up for at least an hour.

Multiple car crash near Mission & Greene currently trying to extract the driver from the truck #kxly pic.twitter.com/xd0qDvWyOa

— Jerry Swanson (@JerrysKXLY) June 21, 2019

Spokane Police said they arrested Thandan M. Hammel for vehicular assault and PCS drugs (Suboxone) Friday afternoon in connection to the crash.

They just pulled a male driver out of the truck and loaded up in a ambulance & Greene street still closed #kxly pic.twitter.com/I2v05h2hPq

— Jerry Swanson (@JerrysKXLY) June 21, 2019

At first, dispatchers believed three cars were involved in the crash, which happened shortly at 9:00 a.m. Police said the original call came in as an injury collision on the North Freya Way rail overpass, just south of Mission and Greene. Less than a minute later, dispatchers were notified of a fourth vehicle involved and a man trapped inside one of the cars.

SFD extricated the man and, in total, two people were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

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