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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Springdale police say hit-and-run-driver surrendered to officials after fatal accident Tuesday night

An unknown pedestrian was killed and a Fayetteville woman was injured after a vehicle struck both victims who were crossing US Highway 71B/South Thompson Street outside the confines of a crosswalk on Tuesday night in Springdale.

According the information released by the Springdale Police Department a 2013 BMW 3 Series vehicle was traveling northbound on 71B at approximately 9:46 p.m. Tuesday night. breeBoth pedestrians were crossing the highway at the corner of Hembree Street. The BMW was in an outside lane and video clearly shows that both pedestrians crossed the intersection without utilizing a crosswalk.

Both were struck by the BMW and the driver initially fled the scene. According to police that driver turned himself in later that night.

The male pedestrian, whose identity has not been determined as of yet, died at the scene. The female victim was identified as 29-year-old Denise Salcedo of Fayetteville. Salcedo was transported to Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville where she was treated for unknown injuries.

Today in Fort Smith has reached out to the Springdale Police Department for the name of the driver of the BMW as well to ascertain if any charges would be filed against that individual.

This is a developing story and we will release more information if and when it becomes available.

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