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Pedestrian dies after being hit by a Spokane Valley driver south of Sandpoint

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 25, 2019

From staff reports

A 28-year-old man from Priest River, Idaho, died Sunday evening after he was struck by a driver from Spokane Valley while walking on a road, according to Idaho State Police.

Leo W. Welke was walking on the 3500 block of Vay Road, about 20 miles south of Sandpoint when he was hit by a Jeep, driven by Nichelette L. Greene, 38, at about 5:10 p.m., according to a news release.

Welke was airlifted to Kootenai Health and pronounced dead at the hospital, according to a news release.

ISP said the incident is still under investigation.

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