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A woman is dead after a car drove onto the sidewalk at 465 West on 200 South and struck six people Tuesday evening.
The woman was declared dead when officers arrived just after 6 p.m., said Salt Lake City police Lt. Justin Hudson.
One other person is in critical condition and the remaining four are in stable condition, but were taken to the hospital, Hudson said, adding all six victims are adults. Police believe a dog may also have been hit, but had not yet found the dog.
The female driver fled the scene on foot after the car struck the people and a tree. She is described as a white adult, 5-foot-5, wearing a red tank top and blue denim shorts.
The passenger of the car was cooperating with police, Hudson said.
The crash knocked over a blue shopping cart and scattered shoes, bags and a wheelchair into the street.
Officers say they believe at least two of the people had been living on the sidewalk, just down the street from The Road Home shelter on Rio Grande.
Eastbound traffic between 300 and 400 West on 200 South was closed while police investigated.