Pedestrian killed in SLC hit and run; police ask for public’s help

Oct 13, 2023, 9:19 PM | Updated: Oct 16, 2023, 8:25 pm

Police investigate pedestrian fatal...

A Salt Lake City Police officer is putting crime scene tape across Redwood Road near 200 South after a pedestrian was killed.(October 13, 2023, Salt Lake City Police photo).

(October 13, 2023, Salt Lake City Police photo)

UPDATE: — Monday, 8:21 p.m. Police identified the woman killed in a Friday hit-and-run collision as Vanessa David, 44. 

Police said there is not a suspect and no information to release about a driver or the car and are asking anyone with information about the case to contact Salt Lake City Police Department.

“Our detectives are asking anyone with info about this case, including the driver, to come forward. No tip is insignificant,” SLCPD said in a statement.

Police said it is believed there may be significant damage to the car the drove away after hitting and killing a woman.

SALT LAKE CITY — A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run incident on Redwood Road at the Interstate 80 overpass Salt Lake City Police said in a tweet.

The tweet said northbound Redwood Road is closed from 400 South to North Temple. The call reporting the crash was at approximately 8:29 p.m. Officers responded to 200 South and found a woman dead in a northbound lane.

Witnesses told officers the car kept going north after it hit the woman.

Police do not have any information on the car as they search for it. A news release said officers say the car should have significant damage.

The investigation is expected to last for several hours.

This crash marks the 17th traffic-related fatality in Salt Lake City for 2023.

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Pedestrian killed in SLC hit and run; police ask for public’s help