Search continues for hit-and-run suspect year after fatal incident

Posted at 12:59 PM, Jul 04, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-05 01:19:07-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of the death of a 26-year-old woman as a result of a Salt Lake City hit-and-run incident.

Elvia Lopez died from her injuries after being hit at the intersection of 9th South and West Temple on June 22, 2011.

She was crossing the street against the light when she was hit by a gray car. The vehicle drove away south bound and headed on to Interstate 15.

Police continue to search for the vehicle and there is a $5,000 reward offered for information that leads to an arrest.

Lopez was in a coma for two weeks after the incident and her family made the decision to take her off life support. The family remains hopeful that someone will contact police with information.
"I would like the person who did it turn themself in, so we can get some kind of closure," said Carol Urcino, victim's mother.

Lopez is survived by two young daughters.