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Authorities seek suspect in hit-and-run

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Authorities are asking for the public's assistance in identifying and locating an SUV that struck a Savannah woman while she walked on W Gwinnett St. Dec. 20.

Alfreda Wright, 51, of the 2500 block of E Derenne Ave, was transported to an area hospital for treatment after she was struck by a vehicle around 10:10 p.m. She was walking westbound on the side of W Gwinnett St. near US 17 overpass when she was struck. Wright has since been released from the hospital.

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department's Major Accident Investigation Team has identified the car as a 1995 or 1996 Ford Explorer or Mercury Mountaineer. According to authorities, the vehicle struck the woman, stopped momentarily, and then sped away without rendering aid or reporting the accident.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 912.234.2020 or text CRIMES (274637). 

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