Bicyclist dies in hit and run; Yakima Sheriff asking public for help
YAKIMA, Wash. — The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) is asking the public for help in finding a suspect vehicle involved in a hit and run that left a bicyclist dead Sunday morning.
YCSO says the accident occurred around 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 12th around the 11000-block of Summitview Avenue in Yakima.
A 66-year-old woman was riding her bicycle down Summitview when an unknown maroon colored GMC Sierra or Denali style pickup crossed over the fog line and struck the bicyclist, according to YCSO.
Officials say the woman was deceased when first responders arrived on scene.
Witnesses tell YCSO that the pickup failed to stop after the accident and continued to drive westbound. At this time, officials do not know if the pickup turned off onto a side road into the area or not.
In a press release on Sunday, YCSO described the pickup as having “fresh damage to the right front of the vehicle.”
YCSO is asking for the public’s assistance in located the pickup that fled the scene Sunday morning. If anyone witnessed the collision and has not talked to YCSO already, call YCSO dispatch at (509) 574-2500 and leave a message for Deputy Swallow with the traffic unit.
For those that live near the area, YCSO is asking the public to check home security systems for the described pickup between 10:25 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. If you have footage that matches the description, contact YCSO dispatch as well.
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