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Driver arrested after cyclist fatally injured in Spokane

Wed., March 3, 2010

A driver in Spokane was arrested late Monday night after fleeing the scene of a fatal collision with a bicyclist at Division Street and Sprague Avenue downtown.

Scott C. Reckord, 49, was booked into Spokane County Jail on a vehicular homicide charge after he failed a field sobriety test and on a charge of felony hit and run.

The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the bicycle rider as David Squires, 56. Squires died of skull fractures caused by blunt impact to the head.

Police said Reckord, who owns the Sullivan Scoreboard tavern in Spokane Valley, was driving a pickup headed north on one-way Division and turned left to go west on Sprague, where he collided with Squires in a crosswalk.

Squires was hit about 6:40 p.m. and was taken to a local hospital, where he died. A witness followed the fleeing driver until he returned to the scene, police said.



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