SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – A fatal hit-and-run crash has left one woman dead and a child hospitalized in serious condition in Salt Lake City on Tuesday.

The Salt Lake City Police (SLCPD) say the child and the woman were struck at the same time during the incident near the area of 900 East 1700 South around 11:30 a.m.

Police say the crash happened when the suspect’s vehicle was heading eastbound on 1700 South. For some unknown reason, it left the roadway and ran right into the victims.

SLCPD says the woman was transported to a local hospital where she later died due to her injuries. The child was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.

Officers say the victims were not on the roadway and were located on the side of the road when the impact happened. After the collision, police say the driver did not stop and drove away from the scene.

Officers immediately began searching for the suspect and were able to locate the suspect’s vehicle nearby. The person has been taken into custody at this time.

Police do not yet know what caused the fatal crash at this time and are currently working to determine the events leading up to the fatal collision.

Officials say 1700 South is currently closed between 900 East and 1000 East. Drivers heading to the area are asked to avoid the area and seek an alternate route of travel at this time.

SLCPD says this crash marks the 11th traffic-related fatality in Salt Lake City in 2022 so far.