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Driver sought in fatal hit-and-run in Spokane Valley

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 2, 2014

From staff and wire reports
A 47-year-old bicycle rider was killed early Tuesday in a hit-and-run crash in Spokane Valley. The Spokane County Medical Examiner identified the man killed as Robert R. Royer on Tuesday afternoon. Royer died as a result of head trauma, according to the results of an autopsy. Royer was riding north over the Interstate 90 overpass at Park Road around 1:30 a.m. when he was hit by a car and killed, Spokane County Sheriff Cpl. Brett Hubbell said. Detectives from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office are investigating, said Hubbell. No information has been officially released identifying a suspect vehicle. The death was ruled a traffic-related accident, according to the medical examiner. That finding does not prevent criminal charges from being filed.
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