Woman dies after southeast Calgary hit and run

Calgary police are investigating a hit-and-run collision that occurred Thursday night in Forest Lawn that critically injured a 27-year-old woman.  (David Bell/CBC - image credit)
Calgary police are investigating a hit-and-run collision that occurred Thursday night in Forest Lawn that critically injured a 27-year-old woman. (David Bell/CBC - image credit)

Calgary police are investigating after a woman suffered critical, life-threatening injuries in a hit-and-run collision in Forest Lawn on Thursday night.

At about 7:55 p.m., a dark-coloured sedan was heading west on 17th Avenue S.E. near the 44th Street intersection when the collision occurred. The driver of the sedan struck a 27-year-old woman who was crossing the avenue northbound.

The woman was taken to hospital and died from her injuries early Saturday morning, police said in a release.

The driver failed to remain at the scene. Police are searching for the culprit.

The car, which could have front-end damage on the passenger side, was last seen heading west on 17th Avenue S.E.

Anyone who might have witnessed the collision or has dash cam footage of it is asked to call police at 403-266-1234 or contact Crime Stoppers.