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Drunk driver hits, kills bicyclist in downtown Spokane



















SPOKANE, Wash. - The suspect driving a pickup that struck and killed a bicyclist in downtown Spokane Monday night has been identified by Spokane Police. Scott Reckord, 49, is accused of hitting the bicyclist around 7 p.m. at the intersection of Sprague and Division.

Immediately following the collision, Reckord fled from the scene, but was followed by a witness and returned a short time later where he was arrested.

Police say Reckord was heading north on Division and was turning west onto Sprague at the time of the collision. The bicyclist, who remains unidentified, was in the crosswalk of Division.

The bicyclist was transported to an area hospital with life threatening injuries where he later died.

After being interviewed by officers on scene who determined he had been drinking, Reckord was arrested and charged with Vehicular Homicide and Felony Hit and Run.

The intersection of Sprague and Division was closed for nearly four hours Monday night while police investigated the crash.

The investigation is ongoing.

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