Family identifies woman killed in S. Wichita hit-and-run

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Saturday, Nov.10, 2018

Credit: Submitted by Self family.

A woman killed in a hit-and-run crash Friday night in south Wichita has been identified by her family.

Jennifer Self, 31, was walking near Harry and Hydraulic around 7:05 p.m. when she was struck by a vehicle.

Police were on patrol in the area when they found Self in the middle of the street.

Officers found a decal of a Nissan on scene after the crash.

The family, who lives in Georgia, says they were notified of Self's death that night. They hadn't talked to her since she moved to Wichita a few years ago but says she didn't deserve this.

"If he or she or anybody knows anything, turn yourself in. What if it was your kid, your daughter laying there. You want closure, you want to know if this is brought to justice," says her step-mother Lana Self.

There are not suspects at this time. Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call 911 or Crime Stoppers at (316) 267-2111.

Update 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2018

The Wichita Police Department says one woman is dead after a hit-and-run crash reported about 7:05 p.m. on Harry Street, just east of Interstate 135 in south Wichita.

Police say a the woman killed was a pedestrian.

Wichita Police Sgt. Brandon Lenzi says two officers on routine patrol in the area crossed I-135 on Harry when they saw a woman lying in the middle of the road. It appeared she'd been hit by a vehicle, Lenzi says.

First responders pronounced that woman dead at the scene. Lenzi says police are working to develop information on a possible suspect in this case, as well as a suspect vehicle.

Anyone with information on what happened should call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 316-261-2111.


One person is critically injured after a crash reported a little after 7 p.m. Friday near Harry and Hydraulic in south Wichita.

A Segwick County dispatch supervisor says the crash happened on a side street near the intersection, but could not disclose how many vehicles may have been involved or if a vehicle hit a person.

We've sent a crew to gather further information. Look for updates as we learn more on and on Eyewitness News at 9 (KSCW 33, cable ch. 5) and 10 (KWCH 12).