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Posted on: June 7, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Reckless Driver Crashes into Victim Vehicle at Sprague/Park

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Reckless Driver Crashes into Victim Vehicle at Sprague/Park

 

This evening, the reckless driver of a silver Malibu, traveling at a high rate of speed, ran a red light at Sprague and Park, crashing into a vehicle traveling west on Sprague.  The suspect sustained what appeared to be life-threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital.  The victim driver was pronounced deceased at the scene.  

 

On June 6, 2020, at approximately, 9:30 p.m., a Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputy was checking the area of Broadway and Park for a reckless vehicle due to two earlier reports of a silver passenger driving recklessly in the general area.   


The initial information indicates a Deputy observed a silver Malibu traveling recklessly and at a high rate of speed from a block or two away.  The Malibu appeared to cut through a parking lot at excessive speed, throwing sparks as it went south on Park.  

The Deputy activated his emergency lights and advised, via radio, he was attempting to catch up to the recklessly driven Malibu, and he would be in pursuit. 


Within seconds (approximately 3), he advised the suspect crashed into an uninvolved vehicle on Sprague as he approached the intersection.   


The adult suspect sustained what is believed to be life-threatening injuries and was transported to a hospital.  The adult victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. 


The Malibu was found not to have license plates.  Deputies worked to contact the registered owner and the vehicle was stolen. 


The Washington State Patrol has been requested to assist with this investigation.  The intersection of Sprague and Park will be closed for several hours while the investigation is conducted. 


The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the name of the victim driver at a later date when appropriate. 


This remains an active investigation, and anyone who witnessed this incident or the silver Malibu driving recklessly in the area is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233, reference #10072703.

No additional information is available at this time.


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