Police seek driver who fled Murray auto-pedestrian crash

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MURRAY, Utah, Jan. 11, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Police are asking for the public’s help in locating the driver of a vehicle that struck a 59-year-old woman Friday night at 1300 E. Vine St. (6100 South).

Sgt. Jason Coons, Murray Police Department, said the woman was crossing southbound across 6100 South shortly before 6:20 p.m.

She was in the crosswalk at the intersection and had the green light, Coons told Gephardt Daily.

The vehicle also was southbound and turned east on the green light. The driver apparently failed to see the victim and struck her.

Coon said the driver, who “had to have been aware that he hit someone,” left the scene.

The woman suffered “substantial injuries,” including serious injuries to her arm and upper torso. She was transported to the hospital, where she was later listed in stable-to-good condition, Coons said.

The vehicle that struck her is described as a white passenger vehicle with front-end damage. The driver is male.

Officials are hoping the driver will turn himself in to police; however, they also are asking anyone who has any information about this auto-pedestrian crash to call Murray Police through dispatch at 801-840-4026.


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