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Two pedestrians injured in hit-and-run

Fri., June 26, 2009, 8:27 a.m.

Two pedestrians were injured – one seriously – in a hit-and-run incident early today in Spokane Valley in which the vehicle driver later surrendered to officers.

A 19-year-old woman was reported in intensive care at a downtown Spokane hospital following the accident, and her 22-year-old male companion was treated for a leg injury at the hospital. The woman suffered life-threatening injuries and remained at the hospital later in the day, said Sgt. Dave Reagan, spokesman for Spokane Valley police.

The vehicle’s license plate came off during the 3 a.m. accident in the 14200 block of East Rockwell Avenue that left two pedestrians lying in the roadway. The driver fled.

Officers went to the home of the vehicle owner, but the owner and vehicle were not there. At 3:45 a.m., a man called to turn himself in. That man, 19-year-old Alex C. Walker of Otis Orchards, was found at a convenience store on Barker Road near Interstate 90.

The vehicle was located in the 19000 block of East Appleway Avenue where Walker is alleged to have hidden the car. A relative at the residence notified police that Walker hid the car there, Reagan said.

Walker was later booked into Spokane County Jail on charges of vehicular assault and hit and run.

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