Spokane Valley hit-and-run hurts woman, kills dog

emergency lights and road Spokane Valley traffic investigators are looking for any information that can help them locate and identify a hit-and-run suspect who drove away after striking a woman and her dog, leaving them injured and lying in the road.

It happened just after midnight on Tuesday. Deputies responded to a report of a vehicle that took off after hitting a woman who was walking her dog. The woman was able to give the deputies some information. She said she was walking her dog westbound on 4th when a car hit them. The car drove away and turned on to Farr.

The woman was seriously injured but the injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. Deputies say the dog, whose name was Zona, did not survive.

Deputies have a limited description of the vehicle, described as a dark colored, possibly gray, passenger car.

Investigators ask anyone who lives or works in the area of Farr and 4th in Spokane Valley to check their video surveillance footage for anything that could help identify this suspect or vehicle.  They also ask for any person, body shop employee or automotive worker who may have information regarding this incident to please call Detective Jeff Welton at (509) 477-3237. 

(story: Matt Pusatory, KHQ Local News Web Producer; image: KHQ.com)

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