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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Pedestrian dies in hospital after being hit by car in Four Lakes; no charges filed

A woman died Saturday from injuries suffered when she was struck by a truck Friday night in Four Lakes.

The crash happened about 8:20 p.m. near Silver Lake and Granite Lake roads, according to a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office news release.

The driver, not named in news releases, remained at the scene and called 911 to report the crash. Deputies determined he was not under the influence. He told deputies he was driving east on West Silver Lake Road and hit “something” without realizing he had hit a person. He said he tried to swerve to avoid it. The driver stopped his car, turned around and found that he had hit a woman, who was lying in a ditch, the news release stated.

Investigators determined the driver was not driving over the speed limit, and because the woman was wearing dark clothing and there was little light on the road, he was not able to see her in time to swerve to avoid the collision.

The woman had drawn complaints several times in the past few years to being “in or around traffic while reportedly being possibly high or intoxicated,” according to the news release.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have witnessed the victim walking in the area to call Corporal Jeff Welton at (509) 477-3237 and use reference No. 10005160.