Police seek driver who fled scene after hit-and-run near State Fairpark

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Sept. 14, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — Police are seeking a female driver who hit a pedestrian near Utah State Fairpark then ditched her car and ran from the scene Wednesday afternoon.

The incident occurred at 1100 W. North Temple St. just after 12:20 p.m., the Salt Lake City Police Department said in a news release.

“The victim was crossing North Temple to enter the Fairgrounds when she was struck by a blue Dodge Caravan which was westbound on North Temple,” the news release said. “The suspect driver stopped the vehicle at 1200 West and fled north along the Jordan River on foot.”

The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A male passenger was located and taken into custody for questioning.

The driver is described as Hispanic, 25 years old, 5 feet 4 inches tall and 135 pounds, with long black hair, wearing a black tank top and dark pants.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the SLCPD on 801-799-3000. To remain anonymous, text crime tips to 274637. Start the text with the keyword TIPSLCPD (which routes it to SLCPD), then a space, followed by the relevant information or photos. Reference: crimetip. The reference number for this case is 17-174864.

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