Man To Plead Guilty For Deadly Hit-And-Run

SPOKANE — A hit-and-run driver who killed a Spokane-area resident in June of 2006 and managed to keep his deadly secret hidden for nearly six months has agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors.

Christopher Lynch, who was scheduled to go on trial later this month for the hit-and-run death of Robb Long, will enter a guilty plea Tuesday to vehicular homicide as well as hitting a deceased body.

As part of the plea agreement he will not be charged with a felony count of hit-and-run.

Twenty-nine-year-old Robb Long was run down on his scooter where Interstate 90 crosses over Sprague Avenue back in June of 2006. Lynch fled the scene and hid his car in a friend’s garage. After nearly six months detectives were able to locate the vehicle and arrested Lynch.

Lynch is now facing several years in prison as part of his plea deal, something that Long’s family says isn’t punishment enough for Robb Long’s death. Prosecutors, however, say Lynch will be getting the high end of the maximum sentence possible.