Mother hit by N. Spokane vehicle released from hospital

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on November 1, 2013 at 2:58 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 2 at 9:34 AM

SPOKANE, Wash.-- The mother who was hit by a vehicle near Monroe and Mansfield has been released from a Spokane hospital.

Sarah Burrows-Roberts, 25, was crossing the street with her two kids on October 18 when a vehicle hit all three of them. The woman’s five-year-old daughter, Elayna Burrows-Gust, later died from her injuries. The seven-year-old boy, Evan Burrows-Gust, was hospitalized and released.

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Court records showed Burrows-Roberts tested positive for methamphetamine at the hospital. Law enforcement sources told KREM 2 News meth can stay in your system for days.

Authorities said she faces Second-Degree Manslaughter charges.

The woman’s husband recently defender her during an interview with KREM 2 News. He said Burrows-Roberts’ dog suddenly ran out into the road and the little girl chased after him.

Police have taken blood samples to test as they begin their criminal investigation.

Witnesses told police that the family was not using the crosswalk when it happened. They added that the female driver was going a “normal speed.” Police estimated she was driving about 30 to 35 miles per hour. She told authorities that she never saw the family crossing the street and had no time to brake.

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