Officers search for SUV seen at deadly Mission hit and run



Posted on February 10, 2014 at 6:32 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 10 at 7:17 PM

SPOKANE, Wash.—Spokane police said a man was killed Sunday night after he was struck in a hit and run incident on the Mission Street Bridge.
Police said the man was hit while crossing the bridge near the Avista building.    

Police said they are looking for a person driving a gold or tan Jeep type SUV. They said the man was crossing the street when he was hit.
Witnesses told police that several other vehicles also hit the man.

An autopsy was scheduled for Monday.

The Mission Street Bridge was closed Sunday night from Upriver Drive to South Riverton while investigators collected evidence. Police were providing a detour.

A woman living nearby the scene said she saw the victim get hit as she was leaving her home.

"He was trying to get back up and several more cars kept hitting him, about five more cars. Dunk, dunk, dunk, dunk,” said Angela Jepson.

Police said the man was dead when they arrived on scene.

The Spokane Police Department said they do not consider the intersection to be a problem for pedestrians. They said there are clear signs for anyone walking by.

"That's not an area is typically not a hot spot, it's marked where to cross and not to cross,” said Captain Brad Arleth with the Spokane Police Department.

"I've seen a lot of crazy stuff on this corner of the bridge, people turning the corner or speeding, or not watching out,” said Jepson.

Police said they may also have nearby surveillance video to help their investigation.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Crime Check at 456-2233.