Woman killed in early-morning hit-and-run on West End Bridge

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh police are investigating a deadly hit-and-run in the city’s Chateau neighborhood.

PHOTOS: Pittsburgh police investigate West End Bridge hit-and-run

Police and medics were sent to North Point Drive around 8:30 a.m. Saturday for a report of an unresponsive woman.

The victim, Faye McCoy, 44, of Homestead, was pronounced dead at the scene.

First responders found McCoy dead in a parking lot below the north side of the West End Bridge. Police say she had significant injuries, including to her head.

The investigation so far indicates McCoy was walking on the West End Bridge around 3 a.m. when she was hit by a car, the impact of which forced her over the railing.

Collision Investigation Unit detectives are investigating.

Bob Flucker of Bethel Park said he drives over the busy bridge often.

“I was shocked,” Flucker said. “I didn’t think that anybody would drive away after hitting somebody. Terrible.”

Police are asking people to be on the lookout for a car described as a blue or black Hyundai or Honda with silver wheels. The four-door is said to have damage to the windshield on the passenger’s side.

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The senseless death is leaving many in disbelief as they send prayers to the family with the hopes of an arrest.

“I’m so sorry,” said Gina Flucker of Bethel Park. “That’s horrible. I can’t imagine what they’re going through.”

Collision Investigation Unit detectives are investigating.

Anyone with information on the hit-and-run is asked to call 911 or the Pittsburgh Police Collision Investigation Unit at 412-432-4776.

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