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.