June 19, 2015

Help Us Identify a Vehicle & Driver in Fatal Hit & Run

On June 10, 2015 around 12:45 a.m. Santa Cruz Police Department responded to a fatal hit and run collision between a vehicle and pedestrian. This collision occurred in the area of Hwy 1 at River St. The pedestrian victim, Dene Shaw, age 59 was pronounced dead at the scene.

2nd Update:
The silver colored vehicle pictured is similar to a Toyota Prius. Based on glass evidence recovered from the scene, this vehicle would likely have a broken front windshield and broken windshield wiper. It is likely this vehicle would have also sustained front-end damage.
As seen in the image taken from a security camera in the area at the time of the accident, the vehicle would have been traveling north on Hwy 1 at River Street between 12:30 and 1:00 am.

Investigators are still asking the community to help identify this vehicle of interest. Photo on the following page and attached.

Santa Cruz Police Investigators are asking the community to be on the lookout for a vehicle matching the description in your neighborhoods, workplaces and parking lots. If you have noticed anything unusual about a similar vehicle and/or a suspect driver, please report it.

The Santa Cruz Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information relative to the vehicle pictured is asked to contact the Investigations Unit at (831) 420-5820.

Anonymous tips can also be sent to the police department through our Tip Line (831) 420-5995, or from our Website; www.santacruzpolice.com. Tipsters can also submit an anonymous tip via our smartphone app or from an SMS text. Visit our Website for instructions.