Investigation of Vehicle/Pedestrian Collision Continues
Spokane Valley Traffic Unit Investigators continue to investigate a collision involving a vehicle and a young adult female victim. The victim sustained severe and possibly life-threatening injuries. The driver of the truck was located, interviewed, and could face felony charges.
This morning, at approximately 9:45 am., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to an auto/pedestrian collision in Spokane Valley. The caller said a female was struck and dragged by a truck in the 500 block of N. Sullivan. The witness described the truck and said the driver continued on his way after the collision.
Spokane Valley Fire and AMR personnel provided medical treatment to the adult female victim, who suffered serious and possibly life-threatening injuries. She was transported to the hospital for treatment.
With the witness's description of the involved vehicle, Deputies located it and contacted the driver.
The driver stated he did not know he hit the victim and had been recently having mechanical problems with his work truck.
Traffic Unit Investigators were called to the scene to continue the investigation, which remains open and active.
At this time, it is not known what happened prior to this tragic incident, if the driver knew he hit the victim with his vehicle, or why he left the scene prior to the arrival of Deputies.
Impairment does not appear to be a factor. The driver was interviewed and released. Pending the outcome of the investigation, he could face felony charges in the future.
Anyone with information, video, or witnessed this collision is asked to call Crime Check at 509-46-2233, reference #10006322.