St. Joseph County-On October 13, 2019, at approximately 2:17 a.m., the South Bend Police Department was dispatched to a car v. pedestrian crash on South Bend Avenue just southwest of the intersection with Edison. A vehicle believed, based on witness statements, to possibly be a dark in color larger SUV struck the pedestrian as she crossed South Bend Avenue eastbound. The vehicle was traveling southwest on South Bend Avenue, and did not stop after striking the pedestrian.
The pedestrian has been identified as Hannah Kathleen Turgeon, 27, of Denver, CO. She was transported to Memorial Hospital, where she was subsequently pronounced deceased.
The St. Joseph County Fatal Crash Team (FACT) was activated, per protocol, to handle the investigation. Anyone with information regarding the larger dark SUV that struck Ms. Turgeon, or any information regarding this investigation, is asked to call local law enforcement.