Update: Elderly pedestrian dies after being struck by SUV


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita police said an elderly pedestrian has died after being hit in west Wichita. It happened around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday near Central and Maize.

An 84-year-old woman, identified as Frances Vermillion from Wichita, was walking southbound across Central and was struck by a 2017 Ford Escape driven by an 80-year-old woman. The driver left the scene. Vermillion was taken to the hospital in critical condition. She died.

The driver was contacted at her home.

Police said the accident is still under investigation, and they will present their case to the Sedgwick County District Attorney for possible charges.

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