Police Need Your Help Finding Suspect Wanted in Fatal Hit and Run

Fatal Hit and RunImages via Philadelphia Police Department

PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Philadelphia Police Department needs the public’s assistance in locating the vehicle depicted in the attached photos.

On Sunday, June 6, 2021, at approximately 4:00 am in the 2700 Block of Kensington Avenue Unit#1; 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.

Fatal accident

The victim, later identified as 35-year-old Lauren Panas from 30XX Cedar Street, was transported to a local hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced at 8:02 am.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of this vehicle and/or the operator is encouraged to contact the Philadelphia Police Department’s Accident Investigation District at 215-685-3180 or leave an anonymous tip at 215-686-TIPS.

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Information is subject to change at any time. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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