Police identify hit & run suspect using ‘Smart Streetlights’ and help from the public

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Police Department, with the public’s input and footage from recently installed ‘Smart Streetlights,’ identified the driver of a deadly hit and run that took the life of a 62-year-old woman.

The Police Department issued the following information regarding the suspect and the incident.

San Diego – We are asking for our community’s help in finding the driver of a deadly hit and run that took the life of a 62-year-old woman.
On Monday, December 9th at about 3:45 a.m., Gloria Williams was riding a motorized mobility device, traveling north in the left lane of northbound 100 Euclid Avenue. Williams was hit from behind by a dark colored SUV. The car did not stop and continued north on Euclid Avenue. Williams suffered catastrophic injuries and died at the scene.

San Diego Police Traffic Division investigators were called out to the scene to handle this felony hit and run investigation. At this point, we do not know why Williams was riding her mobility device in the roadway and we do not know why the driver left the scene. Detectives were able to retrieve information detailing the suspect’s vehicle from the optical sensors on Smart Street Lights near the collision scene. Without this technology, detectives would not have a reliable description of the suspect’s vehicle. Additionally, Smart Street Lights captured the suspect stopping at a nearby gas station which provided additional leads for detectives. We are asking for the public’s help for any additional information about the driver and his vehicle.

Above is a link to information captured from several Smart Street Lights of the suspect’s vehicle after the crash. There are also images captured from the gas station’s cameras of the suspect and his vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to call Traffic Division Detective G. Voss at 858-495-7813 or CrimeStoppers at 888-580-8411.



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