Woman cleared of deadly Mission hit and run

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 14 at 6:20 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- A woman has been cleared of being involved in a deadly hit and run on the Mission Street Bridge according to Spokane Police Department leaders.

Authorities took Terri Johnson’s gold GMC Yukon earlier in the week and returned it Friday.

Officers said they found Johnson’s damaged GMC Yukon. She told them she had hit a pole. On Wednesday, police said the damage to the vehicle was not consistent with hitting a pole. However, they suggested the vehicle hit something soft, such as a person.

WATCH: Johnson explains damage to her SUV
 
Originally, police also said they discovered a pattern on the bumper that is commonly seen in vehicle pedestrian collisions and consistent with the imprint denim jeans would leave in the dirt according to court documents.

Authorities said there was also a black piece of plastic missing that matched a piece found at the scene the night of the murder according to police.

Johnson’s next-door neighbor, Holly Lewis, said she urged detectives to look in Johnson’s direction. Lewis claimed she saw the dent on Johnson’s car and got chills.
Detectives had not called Johnson a person of interest as of Wednesday. They said they are simply investigating the case.
 

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