June 12, 2015

Update Fatal Hit & Run - Police Seek Public's Help to Identify Vehicle of Interest

Help us locate a vehicle of interest in a fatal hit and run collision.
On June 10, 2015 around 12:45 a.m. the 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 was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim of the fatal collision has been identified as Dene Diannthe Shaw, age 59, a woman from Santa Cruz.

Investigators are asking for the public’s help in efforts to identify a vehicle of interest.

The silver colored vehicle pictured is from a security camera in the area at the time of the accident. The vehicle involved in the collision would have sustained damage.

Someone in our community knows this vehicle and the driver who would have been traveling on Hwy 1 at River Street between 12:30 and 1:00 am.

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.