Sparks police: Pedestrian dies from hit-and-run; photos of suspect vehicle released
SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO) - OCT. 12 UPDATE: A pedestrian injured Sept. 27 in an east Sparks hit-and-run has died, the Sparks Police Department said Thursday.
Police have identified a vehicle they think was involved. It is a 2002-2005 Saturn Vue that is silver or otherwise light in color. It should have driver-side front-end damage.
The crash happened on Brierly Way about a block west of Vista Boulevard near the Interstate 80 interchange.
Police identified the deceased as Karla Martinez of Reno.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 775-353-2231 or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900 or go to secretwitness.com.
SEPT. 28 UPDATE: The Sparks Police Department said a woman suffered life-threatening injuries Wednesday night when she was hit while walking on Brierly Way in east Sparks.
They continue to look for the driver who left the scene after hitting and critically injuring the pedestrian.
It happened about 9:41 p.m. on Brierly Way near Interstate 80 about a block west of Vista Boulevard.
Police released no suspect vehicle information.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 775-353-2231 or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900 or go to SecretWitness.com.
ORIGINAL STORY: The Sparks Police Department is investigating the hit-and-run of a pedestrian on Brierly Way near Vista Boulevard and Interstate 80.
Police closed Brierly Way about a block west of Vista Boulevard and the road is expected to be closed until at least early Thursday.
It happened Wednesday about 9:44 p.m.
Police did not immediately release the condition of the pedestrian, who was taken to the hospital.
The major accident investigation team is handling the case.
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