SPOKANE VALLEY – On July 25, 2022, at approximately 3:20 am, Spokane Valley Deputies responded to the report of an injury accident in the area of S. University Road and 6th Avenue.
A caller reported hearing a “disturbance” or loud voices/yelling, possibly a male and female, on S. University Road. He discovered the male victim lying in the southbound lanes of S. University Road near 6th Avenue.
Deputies arrived and located the victim, described as a light-skinned black male, approximately 20-30 years old and around 180 pounds, lying in the southbound lane of University Road. He was unresponsive but breathing, and it appeared he had been hit by a vehicle.
Spokane Valley Fire and AMR personnel arrived and took over the critically injured victim’s medical care. He was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Spokane Valley Traffic Unit Investigators and Major Crimes Detectives were called to the scene to conduct the investigation.
Initial information indicates a dark-colored, full-size SUV may have been involved in the incident and was possibly observed leaving the area, eastbound on 7th or 8th Avenue from S. University Road, at a high rate of speed, but this has not been confirmed.
No identification was recovered from the male victim, and at this time, he has not regained consciousness or been identified.
Investigators ask anyone in the area who may have surveillance cameras that capture S. University from 4th Avenue to 16th Avenue or any side roads to the east/west of S. University to check their recordings between 3:00 am and 3:30 am this morning. Specifically, they are interested in anything suspicious or vehicles, possibly a dark-colored full-size SUV.
Anyone with video or information that could assist Detectives with this investigation is urged to call Detective Melville at 509-477-3325 or Crime Check at 509-456-2233, reference #10095545.