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Traffic Team asks for public's help locating hit-and-run driver - UPDATE 2 - (Photo) - 10/01/22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: October 1, 2022

 

Traffic Team asks for public’s help locating hit-and-run driver

Involved-vehicle identified

Update 10/01/2022 | 9:00 a.m.

The Salem Police Traffic Team has identified the involved vehicle in the Wednesday, September 28, fatal traffic collision.

Traffic investigators are now asking for the public’s help in locating the pickup which is described as follows:

  • 1998, Chevy 1500 pickup truck, extended cab, dark blue
  • Oregon license plate 604 FWD
  • Damage to the driver side headlight

The photographs provided with this press release were captured prior to the collision. 

Anyone with information on the truck’s whereabouts is asked to immediately call the Salem Police Department at 503-588-6123 (option 1) and refer to case number 22-2177.

Members of the public should not attempt to make contact with anyone with the vehicle. Please call police directly.

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Victim identified

 

Update 09/30/2022 | 9:00 a.m.

The victim is identified as Cynthia Lynn Perry Rizzo of Keizer. Rizzo, who sustained critical injuries in the collision, succumbed to those injuries on Thursday, September 29.

The Salem Police Traffic Team is still seeking assistance from the community to identify the driver who fled from this fatal traffic incident.

At the scene investigators collected pieces of a headlight assembly which point to the involved vehicle being a 1988 to 2000 full-size Chevrolet/GMC pick-up or sports utility vehicle.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to call the Salem Police Traffic Team at 503-588-6171.

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Originally published 9/28/2022 | 4:00 p.m.

Salem, Ore. — The Salem Police Traffic Team needs the public’s help in locating the driver involved in a hit-and-run collision today in the 4000 block of Sunnyview RD NE

Officers responded to the area just after 5:00 a.m. on the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. The victim, a 66-year-old woman was found lying in the roadway with life-threatening injuries, and she was transported to Salem Health.

The unknown driver of the vehicle in the collision did not remain at the scene and likely fled eastbound on Sunnyview RD from Lancaster DR NE.

At the scene investigators collected pieces of a headlight assembly which point to the involved vehicle being a 1988 to 2000 full-size Chevrolet/GMC pick-up or sports utility vehicle.

Anyone with information concerning this traffic investigation is asked to call the Salem Police Traffic Team at 503-588-6171.

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