Woman dead after hit-and-run on Portage Avenue

A 24-year-old woman died after she was hit by an SUV on Portage Avenue in St. James on Sunday night, Winnipeg police say.

Emergency crews responding to a report of a collision at the intersection of Portage and Berry Street just before 11:30 p.m. found Shannon Joan Marie Romaniuk lying on the road.

She was rushed to hospital in unstable condition and later pronounced dead.

Romaniuk was crossing Portage when she was hit by a silver/grey late-model SUV, police said in a news release.

The driver did not stay at the crash scene.

The eastbound lanes of Portage in the area were closed for about six hours as police investigated.

Anyone with information, including dash cam video footage that might be the SUV, is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-7085 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477 (TIPS).

It’s the second pedestrian fatality in a week in the city.

A 78-year-old man died after being hit the previous Sunday evening, Oct. 9, on Osborne Street near Bartlet Avenue.

The driver of the vehicle in that crash — a woman in her 80s — stayed at the scene and met with officers.

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