Female victim has died; Investigation continues
Monique Cotton, Director of Communication and Public Information, 509.363.8285
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 9:31 a.m.
The victim involved in the vehicle/pedestrian accident that occurred this morning has died. An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident is ongoing. The Spokane County Medical Examiner will release the identity and official cause of death of the victim.
Spokane Police are investigating a vehicle/pedestrian accident involving a City of Spokane vehicle that occurred this morning near the intersection of S. Geiger Blvd. and S. Lewis St. in Spokane.
This morning, March 3, 2015, at approximately 7:00 am, Spokane Police received a report of a vehicle/pedestrian accident with injuries near the intersection of S. Geiger Blvd. and S. Lewis St. Officers responded to the scene and located a female victim who was quickly transported to the hospital with what appears to be serious injuries.
Spokane Police Collision Investigators also responded to the scene and have initiated their investigation into the incident. Preliminary investigation indicates a City of Spokane Wastewater Management vehicle was pulling into the area and ran over a pile of debris, blankets, clothing, cardboard, and other items near the side of the road. A female was sleeping in the pile of debris and was struck by the vehicle.
Investigation into this incident is ongoing.
Officer John O'Brien