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Posted on: October 24, 2023

Pedestrian Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, Oct. 24, 2023 – The Denton Police Department requests the public’s assistance with identifying the driver and locating the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a pedestrian on Monday night.

At 9:20 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, officers responded to a major crash call in the 2500 block of N. Elm Street where an injured woman was located on the sidewalk. Traffic investigators determined that a vehicle struck the woman then left the scene.

Based on evidence recovered, the suspect vehicle has been tentatively identified as a black 2010-2013 Kia Optima. The vehicle’s passenger side mirror (pictured below) is missing, and additional damage to the vehicle from the crash is possible.

The victim was transported to a hospital, and she is expected to recover from her serious injuries. 

The investigation is ongoing. If you have any information regarding this crash, please contact Traffic Investigator Arshia Ladha at (940) 349-8363 or by email.

 Passenger side mirror of a black 2010-2013 Kia Optima


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