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Woman just released from Spokane County Jail crashes into truck and flees scene, police say

UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 9:11 p.m.

Erin P. Edwards, 39, ran a stop sign, tried crossing three lanes of traffic and crashed into a truck at Second Avenue and Spokane Street, police said. The truck hit a building, the Marilee Apartments, and caused structure damage. (Teresa Fuller / Spokane Police Department)
Erin P. Edwards, 39, ran a stop sign, tried crossing three lanes of traffic and crashed into a truck at Second Avenue and Spokane Street, police said. The truck hit a building, the Marilee Apartments, and caused structure damage. (Teresa Fuller / Spokane Police Department)

After police booked a woman into jail on suspicion of driving with a suspended license on Wednesday, she was released, but shortly after she crashed her car into a truck and fled on foot. No one was hurt.

The suspect, Erin P. Edwards, 39, has not been found by police officers, who are asking for the public’s help finding her.

Officers pulled over Edwards for driving without working taillights at about 2:15 p.m. She was booked into Spokane County Jail after officers discovered she was driving with a suspended license, according to a news release from the Spokane Police Department.

She was released, but just after 4:30 p.m., she ran a stop sign, tried crossing three lanes of traffic and crashed into a truck at Second Avenue and Spokane Street. The truck hit a building, the Marilee Apartments, and caused structural damage, according to the news release.

Police responded, and witnesses told them that a woman had fled the scene on foot. After hearing descriptions, officers recognized Edwards as the suspect.

She was last seen wearing a purple tie-dye tank top and torn black leggings. She is about 5-foot-6, with a thin build and blonde hair. She is known to frequent downtown, according to the news release.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call 911.

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