Sheriff seeks public's help on fatal Tacoma hit-and-run

TACOMA -- The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday sought the public’s help to identify the person responsible for a fatal hit-and-run in Tacoma Monday night.

At about 10:40 p.m. Monday, a motorist found a critically injured woman woman on the side of Golden Given Road near 106th St. Ct. E. in Tacoma. The  victim died at the scene from her injuries.

"Investigators believe she was hit by an unidentified vehicle that fled the scene prior to the victim being found by the witness," the Pierce County Sheriff's Department said in a news release.

The victim, who was in her 50s, was later identified as a resident of a nearby care facility who suffered from mental health issues, the department said.

"Investigators are looking for any information regarding this fatal hit and run, including information on any vehicles seen with recent front end damage," the department said.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and charges filed for the person in this case.  Call 1-800-222-TIPS; all callers will remain anonymous