Vehicle Hits Pedestrian In Spokane Valley - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: Pedestrian Hit & Killed By Vehicle In Spokane Valley

KHQ.COM - A 48-year-old Spokane Valley man is dead after a freak accident near 32nd and Glenn in the Spokane Valley. Spokane County Sheriffs Detective Dave Thornburg tells us 36-year-old Claudia Salazar from Spokane was driving a white SUV when she struck and killed 48-year-old Wessley Abney in the front yard of his home. Officials on scene say Salazar confused the brake pedal and gas pedal before hitting Abney.

Salazar has an instructional permit and was driving with a licensed driver, a family member and a baby. Abbey's young children were inside the home when he was killed.

Salazar submitted a blood sample and is cooperating with the investigation at this point. Officials say speed, alcohol and drugs do not seem to be factors in the accident.

Neighbors say Abney was a great guy who was always out in his yard or fixing up his house. They say he was also the guy that would shovel everyone elses walkway in the winter.

He is survived by his wife and children.

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