Former EMT tries to save person killed in crash on N. Division

KREM 2's Alexa Block was live on N. Division street tonight.

SPOKANE, Wash. --  Spokane Police are investigating a fatal auto-pedestrian crash at North Division and Cozza Drive Friday. 

Officials said two people were hit by the car. Police said one person has died from their injuries, the other person went to the hospital with life threatening injuries.

Several people driving by stopped to help, including John Valle. He was driving north on Division minutes after the crash. The former EMT ran into the street to help one of the victims. 

"I was taking a pulse and there was no pulse at all," Valle explained. 

He said he and a woman, who was also trained in first aid, tried to help the person, but they could not be revived. 

"I wanted that person to live but I knew they weren't because I couldn't get a pulse," he said. 

Officials said the two cars that were involved were heading south on Division. The drivers of each car are cooperating with investigators.

Police have not released information about the victims because they were still trying to contact relatives Friday night. 

North Division was shut down from Lincoln to just south of Costco in both directions. It was reopened at about 11:10 p.m. 

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