UPDATE: Woman killed in hit-and-run identified

Published: Oct. 22, 2016 at 9:10 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 28, 2016 at 2:40 AM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A woman who was killed in a hit-and-run crash early last Saturday morning has been identified.

Migidalia Morell-Manso, 49, was pronounced dead at 5:41 a.m. Oct. 22. She was killed and another woman was injured after they were struck by a truck - whose driver then fled the scene - as they stood next to their vehicle, which had been involved in a separate crash moments earlier.

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The accidents happened at Outer Loop and Grade Lane around 5:30 a.m. Saturday. The Louisville Metro Police Department says that the two women were in a Dodge Caliber traveling westbound on the Outer Loop when they collided with a Volkswagen Jetta that was turning onto the Outer Loop from Grade Lane. Following the collision the Caliber came to rest in the eastbound lane of the Outer Loop.

According to the LMPD Traffic Unit, the two women in the Caliber exited their vehicle and were standing next to it when a Chevy 1500 truck, which was traveling eastbound on the Outer Loop, struck the women and their vehicle. Morell-Manso was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver was transported to University Hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the truck fled the scene on foot.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact the LMPD's Crime Tip Hotline at 574-LMPD (5673).

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