UPDATE: Hit And Run Victim Identified

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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UPDATE: Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Around 8:30 Friday night, a woman walking near 8th and Grove, was hit by a car, and left in the street to die.

That woman was 55-year-old Cheryl Keith, a wife who never returned home to her husband that night.

"He just had been calling her cell phone, and her cell phone was missing. He just called and called, so he figured she would be home. He just kept calling and calling," said Rachel Keith, Cheryl Keith's daughter.

It was not until Monday that Keith's family found out she was gone.

"Someone stole her purse, so she had no identification on her, and she was down at the morgue for four days before we found out," said Keith.

Police believe the mother of seven, grandmother of twenty-three and great-grandmother of nine was hit by a white vehicle that drove from the scene.

They also believe the vehicle has front-end damage, and possibly a cracked windshield.

"Whoever hit her, they hit her hard. She was beautiful, and when I saw her yesterday, I couldn't even tell it was her," said Keith.

Keith's family is now looking for answers, praying for some closure, as their best friend looks down on them from above.

"What if it was their mom, or their daughter, or their grandmother? Wouldn't they want somebody to say something? I do. I want somebody to call the police and tell them who hit my mom," said Keith.

UPDATE: Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Police have identified the woman who was struck and killed in a hit and run accident late last week.

It happened near 8th and Grove around 8:30 p.m. Friday. Neighbors called 911 to report a woman lying in the street, unresponsive. Emergency crews arrived, pronouncing the woman dead at the scene.

The woman has been identified as 55-year-old Cheryl Keith.

Authorities are looking for a white vehicle in connection to the hit and run. Investigators said the car will have front-end damage, and possibly a cracked windshield.

Anyone with information is asked to call 316-268-4131.

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