Driver Arrested of Vehicular Homicide after Fatal Collision
Spokane Valley Traffic Unit Investigators continue to process evidence as they investigate a two-car collision that resulted in one driver being arrested for Vehicular Homicide and the second driver losing his life.
Late last night, just after 11:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a reported injury collision on University at Broadway in the Spokane Valley.
Arriving deputies learned a Ford F150 pick, occupied to two adults, struck a Mazda passenger car, also occupied by two adults, from the rear causing extensive damage. While deputies were checking the involved passengers, the driver of the truck, later identified as 39-year-old Virgil J. Seymour, fled the scene.
Spokane Valley Fire personnel, who had also arrived, advised deputies the driver of the Mazda sustained severe injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
A perimeter was quickly established and K9 announcements were broadcast. Deputy Tyler Kullman and his partner, K9 Khan, arrived to help locate Seymour. K9 Khan began tracking east from Seymour’s last known location. A short while later, Deputy Wallace, one of the perimeter units, advised he located Seymour walking in the area of Raymond and Springfield and took him into custody without incident.
Seymour exhibited signs associated with intoxication/impairment and a search warrant to obtain a blood sample was sought and granted. Intoxication/impairment and speed are believed to be factors.
Seymour was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Vehicular Homicide.
The two passengers in the vehicles received medical care for minor injuries and were evaluated.