Driver Arrested for Vehicular Assault after Causing Head-On Crash
Spokane Valley Deputies and Traffic Unit Investigators arrested the driver of a vehicle that caused a head-on collision yesterday evening. The adult victim driver was taken to the hospital with substantial but believed to be non-life-threatening injuries. Mission Avenue was closed for several hours while this crash was investigated.
On December 1, 2021, at approximately 4:45 p.m., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to the 9600 block of E. Mission Avenue in Spokane Valley for the report of a two-car vehicle crash with one person trapped.
Deputies, Spokane Valley Firefighters, and AMR personnel arrived on the scene. Firefighters worked to free the adult female victim from her vehicle. She was provided medical treatment before being transported to the hospital for further evaluation and care. As of last evening, she was believed to have sustained substantial but non-life-threatening injuries.
Initial information from witness statements and evidence gathered at the scene indicates the victim was traveling west on Mission in a Honda passenger car as the suspect driver, identified as 39-year-old David Gilchunmogon, was traveling east in a black Chevrolet Impala. Witnesses stated Gilchunmogon swerved, crossed the centerline, and collided with the victim’s vehicle.
Deputies and Investigators worked together to gather statements and evidence. Probable cause was developed, indicating Gilchunmogon was driving while under the influence/affected by alcohol/drugs. A search warrant was granted to obtain a blood sample from Gilchunmogon.
After being medically cleared, Gilchunmogon was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Vehicular Assault, a felony.