March 8, 2014 in City

Pedestrian hit in crosswalk at I-90 on-ramp

By The Spokesman-Review

A pedestrian wearing black clothing was hit by a pickup truck at the bottom of an eastbound I-90 on-ramp Saturday evening, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The man was hit by a pickup driving east on Fifth Avenue approaching the ramp at Walnut Street. The pedestrian, identified by the WSP as 48-year-old Vasco V. Blackburn, of Spokane, was in the crosswalk at the base of the on-ramp when he was hit, WSP said. Blackburn was taken to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. Blackburn was apparently intoxicated, according to the WSP.

The driver of the truck was identified as Thomas W. Harlow, 42, also of Spokane. He was not injured.

The on-ramp was closed for about an hour. Charges are pending, WSP said.

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