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UPDATE: Man Identified After Being Killed By Vehicle In Spokane Valley

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UPDATE: The deceased victim has been identified as 30-year-old Matthew Miller. Miller died from a blunt head injury.

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: On Wednesday, August 7th, 2013, at 8:00 a.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputies responded to 3rd and Howe to a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision. The pedestrian had been involved in a collision where the Sprague on-ramp and Fancher on-ramp join to enter westbound I-90.

The pedestrian was the victim of the initial collision where a box van made an improper turn across the median from the Sprague on-ramp onto 3rd Ave. The victim driver walked northbound across 3rd to contact the driver of the initial collision. After speaking with the driver, the 30-year-old male victim was walking south across 3rd back to his vehicle talking on his cell phone. 

A vehicle driving westbound on 3rd struck the victim from the initial collision on the front, passenger side of his vehicle. The 33-year-old male driver was not impaired and collision investigators did not cite the driver for any infractions. 

The 30-year-old victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The Medical Examiner's Office will identify the victim at a later time. The driver of the box van was cited for the improper turn.


UPDATE: The Washington State Patrol says that there was a two vehicle non-injury collision at the westbound I-90 Sprague Ave. on ramp on Wednesday morning. When one of the drivers attempted to walk across 3rd Ave. they were struck and killed by a separate vehicle.

Authorities say that the man killed was exchanging vehicle information when it happened. The identities of those involved have not been released. We'll post more details as we get them. The Spokane County Sheriff's Office has taken over the investigation.

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