Victim of fatal hit-and-run identified, driver located

By Adam Strunk

NEWTON—Laurie Robinson, 64, Newton, died after being struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run accident.

Early Monday morning, Robinson was walking on the SE 24th Street bridge, just east of I-135, when she was struck by a vehicle that left the scene.

“The vehicle is believed to come over the 24th Street bridge and struck the woman early this morning, knocking her down the embankment,” a release from the Newton Police Department stated. 

She was located around 9 a.m. by a passerby.

 Law enforcement found parts of a vehicle at the scene and later Monday afternoon had located the driver of the vehicle and were interviewing them. No name of the driver has been released, nor arrest made as of early Monday evening.

Robinson was well-known locally, helping at Peace Connections, substitute teaching with the Newton School District and writing for Harvey County Now. She worked for other newspapers over the years, including the Salina Journal.
She was a kind person. She cared deeply about her community and wrote great stories. She will be dearly missed at this publication.

A file photo from 2016, shows Laurie Oswald Robinson working at her computer. Robinson died after being hit by a vehicle early Monday morning.
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