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Woman identified in fatal hit and run Saturday

UPDATE (10 P.M.) — The woman who was killed in a fatal hit and run Saturday has been identified by Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood.

Renee D. Nichols, 37, was pronounced dead at the scene Saturday night after she was struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross the street i the 500 block of South Western.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday morning, Harwood said.

Peoria, Ill. (HOI) – A woman is dead after a hit-and-run accident in South Peoria late Saturday night.

Peoria police say the accident happened around 9:45 p.m. near the 500 block of South Western Avenue. Information from the scene indicated the driver was in a green or gray SUV going north on Western as the woman was trying to cross the street. Police say the driver hit the woman and drove away from the scene.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood.

This story will be updated.

Mike Miletich

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