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Posted on: July 25, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Major Crime Detectives Seek Information Regarding an Early Morning Vehicle/Pedestrian Crash

 

 

Major Crime Detectives Seek Information Regarding an Early Morning Vehicle/Pedestrian Crash that Left Male in Critical Condition 

 

Spokane Valley Deputies responded to an injury crash, finding an unidentified unconscious male in the roadway.  At last check, the male victim was in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.   

 

Major Crimes Detectives have very little information regarding what led up to this serious and life-threatening incident. They ask people and businesses in the area of S. University Road and 6th Avenue to check their video surveillance recordings between 3:00 am and 3:30 am this morning that may have captured anything that could help with this investigation. 

 

Additionally, anyone with information that may help identify the unknown victim or assist in this investigation is urged to call Detective Marc Melville at 509-477-3325 or Crime Check at 509-456-2233, reference #10095545.     

 

On July 25, 2022, at approximately 3:20 am, Spokane Valley Deputies responded to the report of an injury accident in the area of S. University Road and 6th Avenue.   

 

A caller reported hearing a “disturbance” or loud voices/yelling, possibly a male and female, on S. University Road.  He discovered the male victim lying in the southbound lanes of S. University Road near 6th Avenue.  

 

Deputies arrived and located the victim, described as a light-skinned black male, approximately 20-30 years old and around 180 pounds, lying in the southbound lane of University Road.  He was unresponsive but breathing, and it appeared he had been hit by a vehicle.

Spokane Valley Fire and AMR personnel arrived and took over the critically injured victim’s medical care.  He was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

 

Spokane Valley Traffic Unit Investigators and Major Crimes Detectives were called to the scene to conduct the investigation.   

 

Initial information indicates a dark-colored, full-size SUV may have been involved in the incident and was possibly observed leaving the area, eastbound on 7th or 8th Avenue from S. University Road, at a high rate of speed, but this has not been confirmed.  

 

No identification was recovered from the male victim, and at this time, he has not regained consciousness or been identified.  

 

Investigators ask anyone in the area who may have surveillance cameras that capture S. University from 4th Avenue to 16th Avenue or any side roads to the east/west of S. University to check their recordings between 3:00 am and 3:30 am this morning. Specifically, they are interested in anything suspicious or vehicles, possibly a dark-colored full-size SUV.    

 

Anyone with video or information that could assist Detectives with this investigation is urged to call Detective Melville at 509-477-3325 or Crime Check at 509-456-2233, reference #10095545. 

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