Police identify victim killed in Tuesday night hit-and-run

Woman killed riding bicycle along Ave. Q Tuesday night

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Police have now identified the woman who died in a hit-and-run accident on Tuesday night.

Police tell us 52-year-old Gloria Valdez died after an SUV hit her and her dog after 11 p.m. Tuesday near 27th Street and Avenue Q. Police say the driver fled the scene and Valdez was pronounced dead at the scene. The dog also died.

An initial investigation suggests Valdez was trying to cross the street with her bicycle and her dog at the time of the incident.

Around 9 a.m. Wednesday, investigators located a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban believed to be the suspect vehicle. The Suburban was parked in the parking lot of Motel 6 located at 909 66th Street and was impounded.

Anyone with information on the incident is still urged to call LPD’s Crime Line at 806-741-1000 with any information.

KCBD NewsChannel 11 will update this story when more information becomes available.

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