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Man struck and killed by vehicle near Subway identified

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 4:02 p.m.

Spokane police investigated the scene of auto vs pedestrian collision near the Safeway on North Market Street Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, that resulted in one death and two injuries. (Jonathan Glover / The Spokesman-Review)
Spokane police investigated the scene of auto vs pedestrian collision near the Safeway on North Market Street Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, that resulted in one death and two injuries. (Jonathan Glover / The Spokesman-Review)

The man stuck and killed by a vehicle that jumped a curb near the Subway on North Market Street early Sunday morning has been identified by the Spokane County Medical Examiner.

Julius B. Cooper, 38, died of multiple bilateral rib fractures with hemothoraces, according to the medical examiner’s report.

At about 7:30 a.m., a silver sedan driven by 24-year-old Brittney Moen was apparently traveling at a high rate of speed, headed east in a parking lot outlet near the Safeway when it jumped the curb, slamming into the side of a Subway restaurant and hitting three people.

Cooper was transported to a local hospital, where he died of his injuries. Another male was seriously injured and was transported to a hospital.An adult female was also taken to a hospital, where she was listed in critical condition on Sunday.

The victims she hit apparently were homeless, according to police.

Moen was arrested and faces two charges of vehicular assault and one charge of vehicular homicide.

Cooper lived in Spokane and worked at McDonald’s, according to his Facebook page.



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