Hit and Run Collision Seriously Injures Bicyclist - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Hit and Run Collision Seriously Injures Bicyclist; Driver Calls Crime Check to Confess

Dallas Cress' Ford Mustang Dallas Cress' Ford Mustang

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - The victim in Sunday's morning crash near Sprague and Dearborn in the Spokane Valley has been identified as Jonathan McElfish, 42, of Spokane. McElfish is still in ICU at a local hospital, but has now been upgraded from critical to serious condition.

Late Sunday afternoon, Dallas Cress, 22, of Spokane called into Crime Check admitting he was the driver who intentionally struck the bicyclist. Traffic investigators responded to his location and took a verbal and written confession from Cress. Investigators also seized Cress' red 1996 Ford Mustang he said he was driving the night of collision as evidence.

Since Cress has been cooperating with law enforcement about his involvement in this incident and there is further investigation to complete in this matter, he has not been physically arrested.  Assault charges will likely be filed at a later date once the entire investigation is completed.

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