UPDATE ON 8/8: The Leavenworth Police Department has announced the arrest of a 27-year-old female suspect, and they have found the vehicle.
UPDATE ON 8/7: The Leavenworth Police Department has reported that the 16-year-old girl has died from her injuries sustained in the hit and run.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. – Just after 2:00 a.m. Saturday morning Leavenworth Police were called about a traffic crash at the intersection of 4th and Kickapoo.
Officers and medics found a 16-year-old girl suffering from critical, life threatening injuries.
The initial investigation discovered that she was riding a bicycle, northbound, on 4th Street and was hit, from behind by a driver who left the scene.
The girl was taken to Kansas University Medical Center in very critical condition.
Witnesses describe the vehicle as a silver SUV. Investigators were able to further identify the suspect vehicle as a silver 2015-2017 Subaru Outback, likely having significant front-end damage.
Police are asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect vehicle and driver. Please call 911 if you see the vehicle. You may also call 913-682-CLUE if you have any information about this case.