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Pedestrian hit and killed following accident

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2013, 11:29 a.m.

Sprague Avenue on-ramp fully blocked

One person was killed at 8 a.m. today after a two-car crash near the Sprague Avenue on-ramp to Interstate 90 westbound.

The driver of one vehicle was walking across Third Avenue after the crash, talking on his cell phone, and was hit and killed by a separate vehicle, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office reported.

The incident began when a van allegedly made an improper turn across the median from the Sprague on-ramp, onto Third Avenue. The van hit another vehicle. The driver of that car, a 30-year-old man, walked north across Third to talk to the driver of the van.

When the 30-year-old man was walking back across Third to his vehicle, another vehicle headed west on Third hit him. The driver of that vehicle was not injured and was not cited for any infractions, a news release from the sheriff’s office said.

The 30-year-old man, however, was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the van in the initial collision was cited for an improper turn.

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