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Pedestrian killed in northwest Spokane collision

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 20, 2020

An man died after he was struck by a vehicle in northwest Spokane on Thursday night.

The driver who struck the man near the intersection of Wellesley Avenue and North Belt Street flagged down a nearby officer to report it at about 8 p.m., according to a media release from Spokane police.

The man, whose identity was not immediately released, had stopped breathing and did not have a pulse by the time the officer was able to respond.

A passerby stopped to help the officer perform CPR on the man until emergency medical personnel arrived at the scene, according to police.

The man was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The driver, who remained on the scene and cooperated with officers’ investigation, has not been charged in the incident.

The intersection of Wellesley and Belt remained closed for about an hour, but has since reopened. The intersection has a stoplight and is home to a McDonald’s and the Shadle branch of the Spokane Public Library.

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