IDENTIFIED: Woman killed after hit-and-run at a park in Fresno

IDENTIFIED: Woman killed after hit-and-run at a park in Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – The woman killed following a hit-and-run at a park near Fresno’s Fashion Fair Mall last week was identified by the Fresno County Coroner’s Office on Tuesday.

According to the Coroner’s Office, 31-year-old Shaylee Henry of Fresno was the woman struck by the vehicle inside Cary Park.

Officers with the Fresno Police Department say the vehicle was seen on Friday at around 8:15 p.m. in the area of First Street and Gettysburg Avenue. They attempted to issue a traffic stop, but the vehicle failed to do so and a short pursuit ensued. That pursuit was later canceled.

1 dead after hit-and-run at park in Fresno

According to the police department, the suspect vehicle continued westbound on Santa Ana Avenue and approached Cary Park. That’s where the vehicle hopped the curb and entered the park, striking two people behind the backstop of a baseball field.

Of the two people struck by the car, a man was left in critical condition in the hospital and the second victim died at the scene. That victim has since been named as 31-year-old Shaylee Henry.

The suspects driving the vehicle crashed it in the area of Fairmont Avenue and Thesta Street. The suspects then fled the scene. Officers continue to search for the two suspects.

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