Clearview woman, 29, victim of hit-and-run
The victim of a fatal hit-and-run that happened north of Barrie on Sept. 15, has been identified as Clearview Township resident Venessa Murphy, 29.
Police say she was walking on Bayfield Street North,
Officers responded to reports of a woman walking with a dog on Bayfield Street North in Springwater Township just north of Barrie, at about 10:48 p.m.
She was wearing orange or red coloured clothing, waving at vehicles. Prior to police arrival, an on-duty OPP officer and an off-duty Barrie Police Service officer came across the scene to find the woman lying on the roadway and attempted to provide first aid.
The woman was transported to local hospital by County of Simcoe Paramedics where she was pronounced deceased.
She had been struck by a vehicle and the driver had fled the scene. The driver and the vehicle have since been identified and police are continuing their investigation.
Anyone who may have information or witnessed the incident or observed the female walking north on Bayfield Street is asked to call OPP at 1-888-310-1122.