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Woman killed in north Spokane crash identified, GoFundMe set up by family to help cover funeral costs

From staff reports

The woman killed in a T-bone crash last weekend in a north Spokane intersection has been identified as Heather A. Hope, 29, Spokane.

The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office said Hope died of head injuries from the crash and ruled her death an accident.

On Saturday afternoon, Hope was a passenger in an SUV traveling on Nevada Street.

Officer Shane Phillips, a spokesman for the Spokane Police Department, said a white sedan traveling on Garland Avenue struck the SUV in the intersection just after 3 p.m.

Police previously said the SUV rolled and came to rest on its passenger side in the right northbound lane of Nevada, partially ejecting a woman and pinning her underneath. The man driving the SUV and a baby riding in the vehicle were treated at a local hospital for minor injuries, and the driver of the car was not injured, police said.

Phillips said the driver of the car was not impaired and was not speeding, but he had no insurance and his license was suspended.

Police haven’t named the driver. Phillips said he hasn’t been ticketed because the crash remains under investigation.

“We don’t ticket them on scene for the bigger (crashes) like that,” Phillips said, “because there may be bigger charges.”

“Heather was an amazing person and had a wonderful heart and personality and would do anything for anyone, especially in a time of need,” Amber Hope, the victim’s sister, wrote on a GoFundMe page.

This story has been changed to reflect clarifications about which streets the vehicles were traveling on at the time of the crash.

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