February 10, 2009 in City

Dragging victim identified by police

Woman struck at Cedar, Carlisle
By The Spokesman-Review
 

Susette G. Werner, 42, of Spokane, was identified Monday as the woman killed early Sunday after being dragged for about a mile.

The driver of a teal station wagon may have witnessed the incident, and police are asking for that person to contact them.

Police have determined Werner was hit between 3:30 and 4 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Cedar Street and Carlisle Avenue.

Werner was dragged by a vehicle south on Cedar to Northwest Boulevard, west on Northwest Boulevard to Ash Street, and south on Ash to Maxwell Avenue, said Spokane police Officer Jennifer DeRuwe. Witnesses found Werner in the middle of the street and contacted police, DeRuwe said.

Police think Werner lived in the area near where she was hit.

Investigators continued Monday to look for the driver, DeRuwe said. The vehicle that dragged Werner was described as a boxy green sport utility vehicle or van. The driver was described as a tall, heavy-set man wearing a light-colored, midlength coat.

His vehicle was seen in the parking lot at Corky’s Radiator Shop, 1620 N. Ash St., where the driver talked to the driver of the teal station wagon.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call (509) 242-TIPS.


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