Person killed in vehicle fire on I-90 near Altamont exit

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SPOKANE, Wash. — One person was killed in a vehicle fire in the westbound lanes of I-90 near the Altamont exit on Friday.

Both cars where driving westbound when one, driven by 40-year-old Casey Walker, struck the other. According to WSP, Walker’s car hit the jersey barrier, where it rolled and sent a chunk of concrete into the middle of the eastbound lanes.

Walker was ejected from the car while his passenger, 50-year-old Lynn Chapman, was partially ejected and pinned underneath the car.

Walker was injured and taken to the hospital. Chapman was dead when emergency responders arrived. Neither Walker nor Chapman were wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash, WSP said.

No people in any of the other cars were injured, though a third car did strike the concrete chunk in the eastbound lanes.

The crash blocked the freeway for several hours.