Wichita man dies after hit-and-run; police still searching for pickup

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Wichita police say a man who suffered critical injuries in a hit-and-run earlier this month has died.

Officer Charley Davidson said that 34-year-old Malcolm Showalter succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday, nearly two weeks after being hit by a pickup.

It happened the evening of Thursday, December 5 at East Indianapolis and South Hydraulic. Officers arrived to find Showalter lying in the roadway. 

The investigation revealed Showalter was crossing in the intersection when he was struck by a light-colored pickup truck that was turning westbound onto Indianapolis from Hydraulic and then fled.

Police are asking the public for information regarding the vehicle pictured below, which Wichita police released Friday afternoon.  If you have any information about the vehicle or any information in the case, please call Crime Stoppers at (316) 267-2111 or Detective Matt Hall at (316) 350-3687.

A previous post shared by the Wichita Police Department two days after the incident shows a light-colored extended cab pickup. Officer Charley Davidson said the investigation is no longer focused on that pickup.


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Wichita police say a 34-year-old man suffered critical injuries when he was hit by a pickup that fled the scene Thursday evening. 

Officers responded at around 8 p.m. to a call for EMS at East Indianapolis and South Hydraulic. They arrived to find the victim lying in the road. He was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.

Officer Charley Davidson said the man was crossing in the intersection when witnesses reported he was hit by a pickup that was turning left from northbound Hydraulic to westbound Indianapolis. 

Police described the vehicle as a light colored, late 90s or early 2000s regular cab pickup. 

Anyone with information is asked to call WPD detectives at (316) 268-4407, the See Something Say Something hotline at (316) 519-2282 or Crime Stoppers at (316) 267-2111.

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