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PHOTOS: Three People Taken To Hospital Following Crash In Downtown CDA

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KHQ.COM - Idaho State Police are investigating a multi-vehicle crash in downtown Coeur d'Alene that happened at NW Blvd & River Ave. Tuesday afternoon. 

Police say one car was stopped at the light when it was hit from behind at a very high rate of speed by another car. The first car was pushed into the intersection and hit again. Three people were taken to the hospital, and we are told one of those people is critical condition. 

Idaho State Police say speed appears to be a factor and NW Blvd will be down to one lane until at least 8:00pm. 

As soon as we get any additional information, we will update this story. 

Coeur d'Alene Police Department Press Release: 

Coeur d'Alene City Police officers are on scene of a serious injury accident at North West Blvd. and River Ave. The roadway is blocked. Motorist are asked to avoid the area and take an alternate route. Idaho State Police are investigating the accident. More information will be provided as it becomes available.  

KHQ has a crew heading to the scene and we will update this story as soon as we learn any additional information.