Witnesses to hit-and-run sought

By Pat Sunderland

Two pedestrians were struck crossing E. 4th Street Saturday night, and now the Delta Police Department is looking for information on the driver who left the scene.

The pedestrians, a 35-year-old female from Paonia and a 50-year-old male from Delta, were in the crosswalk with the walk signal when they were hit by a white or silver colored car. They were headed south on Main Street, and believe the vehicle was also southbound because they never saw it coming. They were three-quarters of the way across the street when they were hit.

Both individuals suffered serious, but non life-threatening injuries and were transported to Delta County Memorial Hospital. The Delta Police Department declined to name the individuals, citing department policy concerning victims of a crime.

Investigating officers are interested in hearing from anyone who witnessed the accident, which occurred at 6:24 p.m. Jan. 9. Please call the Delta Police Department at 874-7676 or Crimestoppers at 874-8810 with information that could help identify the driver.