August 8, 2013 in City

Medical examiner identifies victim in fatal accident

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The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the man killed in a Wednesday accident near the Sprague Avenue on-ramp to westbound Interstate 90.

Matthew J. Miller, 30, died of blunt head injury, a news release from the medical examiner said.

Miller was walking across Third Avenue talking on his cellphone after his car was hit by a van. He was hit and killed by a vehicle not involved in the initial accident, 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 and hit a car driven by Miller. Miller then walked north across Third to talk to the driver of the van.

When Miller was walking back across Third to his car, he was hit by another vehicle traveling west on Third. 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 driver of the van in the initial collision was cited for an improper turn.

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