Police: Same Man Who Hit Bicyclist Kills Pedestrian in Cheney - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Police: Same Man Who Hit Bicyclist Kills Pedestrian in Cheney

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CHENEY, Wash. - Authorities say the man who hit and killed 61-year-old James Dahl on Highway 904 in Cheney Sunday night also hit a bicyclist back in April.

Ted Chauvin says he was hit by William Knight on April 15th while riding his bike on Cheney Plaza Road.  He suffered multiple injuries and spent 4 days in the hospital. He was shocked to learn that this same man hit and killed a pedestrian, James Dahl, when he was crossing the street on Highway 904. Chauvin says he wants knight off the streets for good.

"I went out to Cheney last Friday to look at the accident scene, just to try and get over it mentally. And to look online and to see he hit a pedestrian last night and killed the guy, it's tough to deal with. The fact that I was really lucky and someone else has lost a family member and all that, it just makes me think about things," said Chauvin.

Washington State Patrol reports 61-year-old pedestrian James Dahl died at Sacred Heart Medical Center. He was still alive after the crash and during transport to the hospital, but succumbed to his injuries around 2:30 Monday morning.

Dahl was the owner of Chet's Flowers in Cheney. There is a memorial tentatively scheduled on Friday for 61-year-old James Dahl. Dahl had been the owner of Chet's Flowers for about two years.

KHQ received pictures, uploaded to KHQ.com, by Matthew Salazar who witnessed the crash happen. According to WSP 47-year-old William Knight was driving westbound on State Route 904. He hit James Dahl as Dahl was crossing the highway in Cheney. Knight, and his passenger, were both wearing seatbelts and were not seriously injured.

WSP says there haven't been any charges filed against Knight at this time, but the crash is under investigation. Troopers say drugs or alcohol were not involved.

*This web story was filed by Kevin Randall

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