On Wednesday the 28th, an unknown driver struck a person on foot and fled. Today police announced Cynthia Lynn Perry Rizzo died from the injuries.
The initial release from Salem Police on Wednesday:
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. [near the intersection of Sunnyview and Lancaster]
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.
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.
Also this week, a driver apparently blinded by sun, nonetheless proceeded forward, and struck two school children. Since there was no apparent crime, the headline uses the "hit by car" trope, though the body text is very clear: "a driver...struck two children."
And last weekend, a driver hit a person biking and also fled.