Police continue investigation into fatality collision

Sgt. Lydia Taylor, 481.8565

Monday, February 10, 2014 at 11 a.m.

Incident #: 14-42543

Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives continue to investigate a fatal auto/pedestrian collision that occurred last night. Detectives are looking to the public to assist in identifying a gold or tan SUV that may have been involved. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Check at 509.456.2233.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for anyone providing information leading to an arrest in this incident. Persons with information should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1.800.222.TIPS, or should forward the tip via the Internet website www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org. Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the cash reward. Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is a civilian organization that promotes public safety by paying cash rewards for information that solves crimes. It is not affiliated with law enforcement.

Last night, February 9, 2014, at approximately 8:45 pm Spokane Police Patrol officers responded to an auto/pedestrian collision near the intersection of Mission and South Riverton. Upon arrival they found a pedestrian deceased in the roadway. A witness observed a gold or tan “Jeep” type SUV hit the male as he was crossing Mission. The vehicle did not stop after the collision. The witness also indicated that several other vehicles also hit the man.

An autopsy is scheduled for today. The Spokane County Medical will release the identity of the victim and the official cause of death.

Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the collision and ask that anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has additional information to call Crime Check at 509.456.2233.

Contact Police

For in progress crimes and emergencies call 911

To report a non-emergent crime contact:

To provide crime activity or suspect information that doesn't require immediate action contact:

For general police email contact:

For nuisance reports, including code violations (i.e. illegal camping, substantial litter in yards or alleys, graffiti, land use violations), parking complaints, and road condition issues contact:

Media Relations Contact

Julie Humphreys