Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Police looking for new clues in hit-and-run of 66-year-old woman


Kansas City Police need your help to find the suspect who struck and critically injured a 66-year-old woman one month ago and then took off.

Marilyn Luvin was out for a walk on the morning of June 29 at about 7 a.m. in the 7600 block of E. 109th Terrace. She was walking on the roadside when the northbound suspect vehicle hit her and drove away. The vehicle reportedly crossed to the other side of the road to strike her. Ms. Luvin suffered severe injuries, including fractures to her ribs and pelvis. She remains in the surgical intensive care unit at a local hospital.

Police have little information about the suspect. The suspect vehicle is an older, gray Dodge or Ford pick-up truck with a standard cab. It should have damage to its front grill, possibly on the driver’s side. Police have obtained surveillance video from a nearby school that shows a truck matching the description driving by at about the time of the incident. If you have any information you think might be pertinent to the case, please call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).