Fatal Hit & Run - 2019

Fatal Hit & Run - 2019

Victim Ariel Vazquez Lopez

Date Solved: 2/1/2019

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department needs your help to identify the suspect responsible for a fatal hit and run collision.


At approximately 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday January 15, 2019, a passerby found a critically injured man lying alongside the roadway in the 1400 block of 152nd St. E. in Spanaway.  The victim was identified as 40 year old Ariel Vazquez Lopez; he was suffering from a serious head wound and later died from his injuries.


Deputies believe that Vazquez Lopez was walking along the roadway when he was struck by a vehicle that was heading westbound on 152nd St. E.  The unidentified vehicle fled the scene and the driver has not identified.


Investigators found a white plastic passenger side mirror on the shoulder of the road near where the victim was found; it is believed to be from a 1997 to 2001 Toyota Camry.  Deputies are looking for any information on the driver and vehicle involved in the fatal hit and run.




Receive up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and charges filed for the person responsible in this case.
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