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Pittsburg Kansas Police looking for hit and run driver

*Attempt to Locate*
The Pittsburg Police Department is requesting the public's assistance in locating the pictured vehicle. It is believed to be an early 2000s Chevrolet Tahoe or GMC Yukon. It may have damage in the front passenger side area. Please see media release for incident details.

*Media Release*

At 1151 hours on October 28, 2022, Officers with the Pittsburg Police Department, the Pittsburg Fire Department, and Crawford County EMS were dispatched to the 1400 block of E 20th Street, in Pittsburg, in response to a report of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle. According to reports, a pewter-colored SUV was traveling westbound on 20th Street when it struck 43-year-old Melanie L ISHIMURA, of Pittsburg, and then immediately fled the area without stopping to render aid.

ISHIMURA was transported to Ascension Via Christi Hospital by Crawford County EMS for injuries sustained in the collision, and is listed in serious condition.

The accident is still under investigation by the Pittsburg Police Department. Anyone having information related to this incident is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at 620-231-1700, or at our tip line, 620-231-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.

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