PD: Pedestrian runs into traffic, dies in hit-and-run

A pedestrian was killed during a hit-and-run near 43rd Avenue and Peoria late Monday night.

Police say witnesses saw a woman take off her shoes, throw them into the roadway and then run into the path of a black Jeep Cherokee around 11:45 p.m.

The woman was hit and the vehicle fled.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to police, the woman has a history of mental illness and prior suicide attempts, including running into traffic. Her name has not been released.