- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office in Washington state says Sheriff John Snaza has been upgraded from critical to serious condition after he was hurt in a Montana motorcycle crash.

Authorities said Wednesday Snaza had a breathing tube removed and has been moved from intensive care to a room on a general recovery floor at a Coeur d’Alene hospital.

Snaza suffered a punctured lung, a lacerated kidney, a broken left arm and a damaged right hand in the Aug. 23 crash. He’s also undergone a successful surgery to fuse a bone in his neck.

Snaza was traveling with friends in Sanders County, Montana when he lost control of his Harley-Davidson while going around a curve.

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