New images of SUV involved in deadly Kensington hit-and-run released by police

The Philadelphia Police Department needs the public's assistance in locating a vehicle believed to have been involved in a hit-and-run on Sunday. 

The incident, which happened at approximately 4 a.m. on the 2700 block of Kensington Avenue, was fatal.

Police say a white SUV traveled southbound on Kensington Avenue when it struck a pedestrian crossing in the roadway. The striking vehicle fled the area southbound on Kensington Avenue.  

The vehicle, possibly a 2021 Ford Escape, has front-end damage and a dented downward hood. 

The victim, later identified as 35-year-old Lauren Panas, was transported to a local hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced at 8:02 am.



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