On Saturday night, a vehicle hit and killed a woman in Spokane Valley.
As per the initial information, the fatal auto-pedestrian crash took place on E. Sprague Avenue at about 5:50 p.m. The early reports showed that a 2005 Chevrolet van hit an adult woman while she was crossing Sprague Avenue. The driver of the van, 40-year-old Michael J Schuk, remained at the scene and was later arrested. Michael J Schuk has been charged with vehicular manslaughter.
The woman suffered life-threatening injuries and received emergency medical treatment. She later died of her injuries at the hospital. Impairment on the part of Schuk possibly led to the collision. Officers took a search warrant for a blood sample from Schuk. He is currently in Spokane County Jail. No other details are available.
The incident remains under investigation.
January 17, 2022