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Amarillo Crime Stoppers "Crime of the week" Hit and Run Fatality

On April 13, a late 90’s to early 2000’s model Dodge Dually truck was southbound on N Currie LN. The driver of this vehicle ran a stop sign and struck the Chrysler Lucille Valverde was in. The Dodge fled the scene. On May 9, Lucille Valverde died because of injuries sustained in the collision.

AMARILLO -- Amarillo Crime Stoppers needs help with this week's "Crime of the week".

On April 13 at 1:36 a.m., Officer responded to a wreck at NE 20th and N Currie LN. Upon arrival, they discovered one party had fled the scene.

Officers found that Lucille Valverde, 65, had been driving a 2006 Chrysler 300 eastbound on Ne 20th. A late 90’s to early 2000’s model Dodge Dually truck was southbound on N Currie LN. The driver of this vehicle ran a stop sign and struck the Chrysler. The Dodge fled the scene.

Emergency officials took Valverde to a local area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. On May 9, 2014, Valverde died because of injuries sustained in the collision.

The Traffic Investigation Squad of the Amarillo Police Dept. continues to investigate the incident.

If anyone has any information concerning the driver or the truck involved in this crash they are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 374-4400 or help solve this crime by submitting an encrypted web tip at amapolice.org. If your anonymous tip leads to the identity and arrest of the suspect, you could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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