13 Plus Year Sentence for Vehicular Homicide

Lt. Terry Preuninger, PIO

Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 9:04 a.m.

Today, February 28, 2024 Jermaine J. Green was sentenced to more than 13 years in prison for vehicular homicide. The sentence stemmed from a collision at the intersection of Maple St. and Garland Ave. in 2022.

On October 6th, 2022 shortly after 11:00 am, patrol responded to a two-car injury collision at the intersection of Maple St. and Garland Ave. Witnesses reported that a silver Mercedes had run a red light eastbound on Garland Ave. and struck a Nissan Frontier northbound on Maple St. Witnesses also reported that the driver of the Mercedes had fled the scene on foot. The driver of the Nissan was transported from the scene by emergency medical personnel with severe, life-threatening injuries.

SPD Officers arrived on scene and with the assistance of witnesses, neighbors and a K9 unit, the driver was located hiding in a backyard. The driver was identified as Jermaine J. Green (38). A drug recognition expert responded and determined there was reason to believe Green was impaired. Spokane Police Major Crimes collision investigators responded to the scene to conduct an investigation.

Unfortunately, the following day Bill Elixman, who was the driver of the not-at-fault vehicle, died as a result of his injuries from the collision.

Following an extensive investigation, on February 28th, 2024 Green pled guilty to vehicular homicide in Spokane Superior Court. Judge Clary sentenced Green to 158 months in prison.

The Spokane Police Department would like to thank the concerned citizens who stopped to provide aid at the scene as well as those who assisted in the apprehension of the fleeing driver following the collision.

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