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Fatal auto vs. pedestrian crash in north Spokane

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Spokane Police say a person was hit and killed by a truck in north Spokane near Northtown Mall Wednesday afternoon. 

The crash happened near the intersection of W. Wellesley and N. Whitehouse. Witnesses say the person hit was a little girl who was biking on the curb when she lost control and went into the street. However, police tell KHQ the person hit was actually an adult. The driver who hit the woman is being cooperative. 

The crash happened around 1 p.m. When police arrived within minutes of the call, the woman was already dead on the scene.

The road was closed for about three hours while detectives investigated. The driver did not appear to be impaired. Initial information provided to police was that the cyclist was on the sidewalk and fell in front of the truck. Major Crimes detectives continue to thoroughly investigate the crash and the circumstances surrounding it.

Further information about the victim in this crash will be released following a Medical Examiner's report.

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