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Police: Hit-and-run victim may have been hit twice

Olsness made his first appearance in court Monday Olsness made his first appearance in court Monday

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say a hit-and-run Friday night that sent a 50-year-old woman to the hospital may have involved more than one car.

The woman was crossing the street at the intersection of Spokane Falls Blvd. and Browne St. around 10:30 Friday, when she was hit by the vehicle and thrown several feet.

The driver of the car, 29-year-old Cameron Olsness, fled the scene and was eventually arrested early Saturday morning after a lengthy foot pursuit with police.

In court documents obtained Monday, a woman who was in the car with Olsness at the time of the hit-and-run, described the events leading up to and following the incident.

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The Spokane Sheriff's Helicopter was called in to help locate Olsness and a woman who was in his car

The woman, who has been dating Olsness for about three months, said they were at several bars Friday night and she witnessed Olsness drink at least five shots of tequila and a number of mixed drinks.

She said that at some point, she and Olsness got into an argument and they decided it was time to leave.

The two continued to argue in the car and according to court documents, they were screaming at each other right before Olsness hit the woman.

After Olsness hit the pedestrian, he backed up and tried to go around her, but in court documents, his female passenger states she believes Olsness struck the victim a second time.

Olsness then continued to drive away from the scene before stopping the car several blocks away where both Olsness and the woman fled on foot before being caught by police.

As the victim was laying in the road, a woman driving a Subaru stopped her car near her. Police believe a second car may have sped around the Subaru, striking the victim, who had already suffered head injuries, again.


A witness described the suspect vehicle as a smaller, possibly older car and because the event happened so fast, this is the only description of the second suspect vehicle available.

The victim is currently in critical and unstable condition at the hospital.

Spokane Police Collision Investigators need to speak with the driver of the Subaru as well as any other witnesses who stopped to help or saw what happened.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 327-5111.

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