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Woman dies following hit-and-run crash, police searching for suspect

The woman was transported to a local hospital and died days later the Phoenix Police Department said.

PHOENIX — A woman has died after being injured in a Phoenix hit-and-run early Thursday morning, the city's police department said.

Police said Norma Nichols, 38, died on Saturday after being hospitalized following the crash days earlier.

On Jan. 19, officers responded to the crash near 34th Avenue and Bethany Home Road, where they found the woman on the ground in critical condition, police said. 

Investigators learned the suspect was driving eastbound on Bethany Home Road when they hit the woman while she was attempting to walk across the road, the department said. After hitting her, the suspect fled the scene.

The suspect is outstanding and detectives are following up on potential leads.

"Anyone with information is asked to contact the Phoenix Police Department, or Silent Witness (480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish Speakers)," police said.

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