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Lubbock police investigating fatal hit and run

Early Thursday morning, Lubbock police officers responded to the 1900 block of East 1st Place for reports of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle.

Through the initial investigation, officers determined that a vehicle was traveling southbound on Zenith Avenue when it struck 52-year-old Lydia Lopez and her motorized wheel chair. The unknown driver failed to stop and render aid and fled the area.

Lopez was transported to UMC where she was later pronounced deceased.

The case remains under investigation with the Major Crash Investigation Unit.

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