SPOKANE, Wash. — One person is dead and another sustained life-threatening injuries following two separate car-pedestrian collisions on Tuesday morning.
Shortly before 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Spokane police responded to a crash involving a pedestrian near North Ash Street and West Everett Avenue in Northwest Spokane.
When officers arrived, they discovered a woman in the road who had evidently been hit by a car. Police said the woman was dead when they arrived.
The car involved in the crash did not stay on scene and police have not located it, according to a press release.
Ash Street from Rowan Avenue to Queen Avenue was closed but reopened at approximately 6:50 a.m.
After the first car-pedestrian collision was reported, officers responded to another crash of the same nature near East Mission Avenue and North Regal Street. Officers found a man with serious injuries in the area.
The driver of the involved car, later identified as 22-year-old Daniel Lamas, was contacted by police and evaluated by a Spokane Police Department (SPD) Traffic Unit officer. Police said he was under the influence of "an intoxicating substance" and was booked into the Spokane County Jail for vehicular assault.
The victim is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
SPD is asking for the public's help in identifying and locating the suspect vehicle in the Northwest Spokane incident. Police said the car will have front-end damage and will likely include a damaged windshield.
SPD is also asking for anyone in the area of the crash to contact the police at 509-456-2233 reference incident 2022-20114426.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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