Fatal Vehicle/Pedestrian Collison on Sullivan
Last night, a pedestrian was struck by an SUV and then by a second car while attempting to cross Sullivan. The pedestrian was not crossing in a crosswalk, and both drivers stated they didn’t notice him in time to avoid the collision.
Traffic Unit Investigators would like to talk to any witnesses who haven’t provided a statement. If you observed this fatal crash or have information that may help with the investigation, you are asked to call Corporal Todd Miller at 509-477-3195.
On June 30, 2021, at approximately 10:00 p.m., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a reported vehicle/pedestrian collision on Sullivan just south of Mission in Spokane Valley.
Arriving Deputies found a male (50s) lying in the southbound lanes of the 900 block of N. Sullivan. The male had sustained life-threatening injuries and did not have a detectable pulse. Deputies immediately began chest compressions and continued until relieved by arriving Spokane Valley Fire personnel. Unfortunately, the male was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Spokane Valley Traffic Unit Investigators were called to the scene to continue the investigation.
Initial information indicates the male was attempting to cross Sullivan from east to west. He was not using a crosswalk and was crossing in the middle of the roadway. As he went over the center divider and into the southbound lanes of travel, he was hit by a Toyota Highlander. He was propelled into the middle lane and struck again by a Toyota Prius.
Both drivers and several witnesses remained at the scene. The involved drivers were cooperative as both stated they didn’t see the man crossing in the middle of the roadway and didn’t have time to avoid the collision.
This remains an active investigation, and additional information is not available at this time.
Investigators would like to talk to any witnesses who haven’t provided a statement. If you observed this fatal crash or have information that may help with the investigation, you are asked to call Corporal Todd Miller at 509-477-3195.