Hit and run crash critically injures 16-year-old girl

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Suspect vehicle caught on video

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.

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