Overland Park News

Overland Police ask public for info about hit-and-run on Metcalf

The people of Overland Park in Kansas were in for a shock on Thursday morning as news trickled in that a deadly hit-and-run had claimed the life of a 63- year-old woman Wednesday night at around 10 pm. The police have identified the deceased as Sherry J.Dunn, but the suspect has not been located, and are working overtime to identify the driver of the pickup truck responsible for this accident at the 77th Terrace & Metcalfe Avenue. Chad Grosserode, the captain of the Overland Park police, said that officers responded to a call and reached the intersection at 10:02 pm. As soon as they arrived, they got the news that a speeding vehicle had hit a pedestrian in the roadway just as the victim was crossing the street. The driver did not stop even after hitting the woman and continued northward  on Metcalf. 

Sherry J.Dunn, the 63-year-old woman, was transported to a nearby hospital and was in critical condition, however, she shortly succumbed to her injuries. The traffic on Metcalf was reopened to the public after 2 am, and the Traffic Safety Unit was called to handle the investigation. The police are appealing to the public to help them locate the driver, and they have revealed all the details of the suspect’s truck. The unit believes that it was possibly a light grey or silver colored Chevrolet or GMC pickup truck. The truck also had a dark-colored bed cover, and it can be easily identified as the driver’s side mirror is missing due to the impact of the hit and recovered a mirror from the crash site. They have also circulated the traffic camera still of the suspect’s vehicle so that it becomes easier for the public to identify the car, Overland Park police have said that Sergeant Mark Wilson should be contacted if anyone has any information on the suspect or vehicle. 

Mary Bonk

Mary Bonk holds a double degree in mass communication. Currently, she is working as a news curator at CapitalBay.News. She leads our team of news writers and regularly contributes to reporting the general news.

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