Police searching for suspect in fatal hit-and-run investigation


LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. -Liberty Lake Police are searching for a suspect in a fatal hit and run crash that happened Thursday morning and are asking the public for help.

At around 8:15 a.m., Liberty Lake Police and Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to Country Vista Drive and East Mission Avenue for a reported hit and run crash involving a pedestrian. When emergency crews arrived they found a woman with serious injuries lying in the road. The woman was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital for treatment, but later died as a result of her injuries.

Police have been canvassing the neighborhood looking for witnesses or video surveillance footage of the area where it happened.

Investigators learned that the hit and run happened at about 8:10 a.m. Video surveillance shows a late '90s to early 2000s Red Dodge Ram pickup leaving the area shortly after the incident.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone that may have witnessed the incident, has information or recognizes the pickup truck is encouraged to contact the Liberty Lake Police Department at 509-775-1140, or Crime Check at 509-456-2233.

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