Hit-And-Run Suspect Turns Herself In To Authorities - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Hit-And-Run Suspect Turns Herself In To Authorities

SPOKANE, Wash. - The woman who could face charges for hitting and killing a Spokane man with her car, bonding out of jail, and skipping her first court appearance, turned herself in to authorities Tuesday.
 
Spokane Police said Hannah Hahn, 21, knew police were looking for her so she turned herself into her defense attorney, where police later arrested Hahn. KHQ reached out to Hahn for an interview but she declined.
 
As of Tuesday evening, the Spokane County prosecutor had not formally charged Hahn with a crime because officials said they were still investigating the case. Police booked Hahn into jail early Sunday morning for vehicular assault after they said Hahn hit 47-year-old Dennis Burgess with her car around 2 am Saturday at the intersection of Providence and Market. She then left the scene, according to police.
 
Burgess' body was found lying in the street. He later died at the hospital. That's when police recommended upping the charges to vehicular homicide.
 
Shortly after leaving the scene, a deputy pulled Hahn over for speeding. He also noticed extensive damage to the front end of her car. 
 
According to court documents, investigators believe Hahn was drinking at the time of the incident. In the documents, one officer reported "detecting the odor or intoxicants coming from the defendant" while a deputy "removed small bottles of alcohol".
  
KHQ spoke to several of Burgess' family members Monday who said Burgess was a "friend to everyone." Burgess leaves behind a very large family including several brothers and sisters, children, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren. 

Burgess' family said he took care of his mom and grandmother who was recently diagnosed with dementia. In a phone interview with Burgess' niece, who lives in the Tri-Cities, she said Burgess loved listening to music, playing video games, laughing and spending time with his family.
 
Burgess was a Spokane native who graduated from Rogers High School in 1983. He was a retired contractor and landscaper.

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