Flathead woman identified as victim in fatal 9 car pileup in Washington


MISSOULA, Mont. - A Flathead woman has been identified as the single fatality in a nine vehicle pileup Friday on Interstate 90 west of Spokane.

Authorities say Jean Amidon of Whitefish was pronounced dead on the scene after the vehicle she was driving was pinned in between 2 semi truck trailers, leading to a nine car pileup.

The accident happened just before 1 p.m. Friday afternoon about seven miles east of Ritzville, Washington.

Six of those involved in the accident were taken to the hospital and are expected to recover from their injuries.

Washington state police are investigating the crash.

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