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Hit and run victim dies

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 29, 2012, 3:35 p.m.

The Spokane Police Department verified Sunday that the man hit by a car at Market Avenue and Providence Street at 2 a.m. Saturday has died of his injuries. He has been identified as Dennis Burgess.

Wayne Ueda, Burgess’ brother-in-law, said Burgess was a 1983 graduate of Rogers High School and worked as a carpenter and landscaper. Burgess, 47, is survived by three sons, a sister, two brothers, two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Burgess was found Saturday after someone called police to report finding a person lying the road. He was unconscious when police arrived, according to a Spokane Police Department press release. Shortly afterward, a Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy stopped a speeding car at Hawthorne Road and Market that appeared to have been involved in an accident.

The driver, 21-year-old Hannah K. Hahn, was booked into the Spokane County Jail for vehicular assault. Police have not yet said if Hahn will be facing additional charges due to Burgess’ death.

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