U.S. Highway 195 is blocked at Cheney-Spokane Road this afternoon following a two-vehicle collision just after 3 p.m.

A Washington State Patrol spokeswoman said one occupant needed to be extricated.

Southbound traffic was being diverted at Inland Empire Way.

This is the same intersection where Lorissa Green, 16, of Cheney, was killed in January when she was t-boned by an oncoming pickup truck. Her death prompted an outcry for improvements to the intersection.

Lawmakers this month approved a budget allocating $250,000 for a separated exit lane alongside the southbound lanes for traffic turning to go south and west on Cheney-Spokane Road.

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