UPDATE: Police identify pedestrian killed in hit and run on Broadway near Harrison
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Tucson police are investigating a fatal hit and run involving a pedestrian that occurred on the east side around midnight Friday morning, Jan. 26 near Broadway and Harrison.
TPD identified the pedestrian killed as 65-year-old Sook Ja Park.
Officers with Operations Division East and crews from the Tucson Fire Department responded to the scene. Witnesses at the scene rendered aid to Park until TFD arrived and took over.
Sadly she was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later. She had been found in the eastbound median lane of Broadway at Gollob Road.
Detectives with the TPD Traffic Investigations Unit arrived and took over the investigation. The vehicle involved in the crash had fled the scene before witnesses or first responders arrived. According to the release detectives learned that Park had been walking to a friend's house when the crash occurred.
Based on evidence left at the scene, TPD is reporting the vehicle involved may be a 2011 to 2016 Jeep Compass or Dodge Journey, with extensive front-end damage.
TPD is asking that anyone with information about this crash to call 911 or 88-CRIME, where they can remain anonymous. Auto repair shops are also asked to pay special attention to any vehicles matching the description.
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