Des Moines Police Seek Driver in Fatal Hit and Run


By Ben Hoppenworth

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Des Moines police say a car didn't slow or stop after hitting a woman who later died at a hospital.

Police are asking the public's help in identifying the car, which hit the 52-year-old woman as she was crossing East Euclid Avenue just before 11 p.m. Friday.

The woman was crossing the street when the westbound car struck her.

A witness says the car didn't slow or stop after hitting the woman. The vehicle is believed to be a mid-sized car, and it may have damaged to its front and windshield.

The woman was taken to a Des Moines hospital, where she died. Police didn't identify her until relatives could be notified.

People with information can call Des Moines police at 515-283-4811 or Polk County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 515-223-1400.

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