An autopsy has identified Ian M. Watson as the 33-year-old man killed in a traffic collision in the West Hills neighborhood late Wednesday.
Watson was driving a 2007 Ford Focus that struck a 1998 Chevy Blazer head-on around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Rosamond Avenue. The driver of the Blazer was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Watson was declared dead at the scene.
The Spokane medical examiner said in a news release Friday that Watson died of blunt force trauma to the head.
Traffic investigators were on scene well into the evening Wednesday, as traffic was rerouted on Sunset and Lindeke Street. An investigation into the incident is ongoing. Police did not say if the drivers were wearing seatbelts, and speed and impairment have not yet been linked to the collision.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.
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