Investigators Need Tips to Help Identify Hit & Run Driver
Spokane Valley Traffic Investigators are asking for tips as they work to identify the vehicle and driver who struck a pedestrian and fled the scene on Appleway Boulevard early Saturday morning.
On January 21, 2017, at approximately 12:30 a.m., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to an auto/pedestrian collision in the 8700 block of E. Appleway Blvd in Spokane Valley. The suspect vehicle continued driving after the collision and was lasts seen southbound on Dishman Mica Road from Appleway.
Deputies learned the adult female victim was hit as she walked, behind a friend, eastbound on the south shoulder of Appleway.
A witness driving east stated he observed the two walking on the shoulder and moved over a lane when he passed to give them room. In his rearview mirror, he observed headlights of another vehicle suddenly swerve in the area of the pedestrians and the vehicle’s passenger side headlight went dark. The suspect vehicle was last seen traveling south from Appleway on Dishman Mica.
The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment and sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries.
The suspect vehicle is believed to be a white full-sized SUV, possibly a GMC Yukon, Chevrolet Tahoe or similar vehicle with front, passenger side damage to the headlight and bumper area.
Anyone with surveillance video that clearly captures Appleway between I-90 and Dishman Mica on January 21 (between 12:00-12:30 a.m.), and has not been previously contacted is asked to call Investigators.
Body shops or citizens who do body repair are asked to contact investigators if they observe a vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s with similar passenger side front end damage.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call Corporal Hubbell at 509-477-3251, reference 17-10008559.