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‘Partially clothed’ man found in West Central Spokane street dies

Spokane police investigate after a man was found in the street Dec. 5, 2023, in West Central Spokane. The man died at the scene.  (Garrett Cabeza / The Spokesman-Review)

A “partially clothed” man who was found lying on a street died at the scene early Tuesday morning in West Central Spokane, according to the Spokane Police Department.

First responders were called at about 5:30 a.m. to Pettet Drive and Nora Avenue, Spokane police spokesperson Julie Humphreys said.

Humphreys said medics tried to save the person’s life, but he died.

Cpl. Nick Briggs, a spokesperson for the department, said at the scene the incident was a “possible hit-and-run” because the man was found in the road, but it was too early to determine what happened.

Pettet Drive in that immediate area was closed.

Spokane police Major Crimes detectives are investigating.