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Des Moines police investigate fatal hit and run

DES MOINES – A woman was struck by a motorist and killed late Friday night in Des Moines, and police are seeking the culprit.

The Des Moines Police Traffic Unit is investigating a fatal hit and run collision and is asking for help from the public locating the suspect and their vehicle. At 10:54 pm on February 14th the Des Moines Police Department responded to a car vs pedestrian collision in the 900 Block of E. Euclid Ave. The victim in this investigation has been identified as Joan Haggar of Des Moines.

The Des Moines Police Department asks that anyone who may have been in the area of the 900 Block of E. Euclid and may have seen this incident to please come forward with any information on the identity or location of this driver and the car. Any additional information that can be provided may be useful in furthering this case.

The investigation indicates the victim was crossing E. Euclid on foot northbound. She was in the northern-most lane when she was struck by a westbound car. The vehicle did not slow or stop after the collision. Des Moines Police Traffic investigators spoke with a witness who provided the only vehicle description as a mid-sized car. This car may have damage to the front and/or windshield.

Anyone with information on the location of the vehicle or identity of the driver is asked to contact the Des Moines Police Department at 515-283-4811 or the Polk County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 515-223-1400. The Polk County Crime Stoppers offers up to $1000 for information leading to an arrest and the Des Moines Police Department will match that reward for a total potential reward of $2000.

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