Police on Monday said they were still seeking information about a weekend accident that left a woman dead on a city street.

Yolanda Herrera, 55, of Santa Fe, was found dead in the 16700 block of state Highway 6 near Webb Road on Saturday evening, according to the Santa Fe Police Department.

Herrera was found in the east-bound lane of the highway just before 9 p.m. She was declared dead at the scene, according to the police department.

Police suspect Herrera was hit by a car that then fled the scene. There were no witnesses to the incident, police spokesman Greg Boody said.

Investigators found evidence near the crash scene that led them to believe there had been a hit-and-run, Boody said.

Police are searching for a new model white Ford sedan, the department said.

It's not clear why Herrera was in the road, Boody said.

The department asked people with information about Herrera's death to call investigators at 409-925-2000 or Galveston County Crime Stoppers at 409-736-8477.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; or on Twitter @johnwferguson.


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Stephen Murphy

We've lived in Santa Fe for over 13 years. The past couple of weeks, on the way to work while it's still dark, I've seen at least 3 people on separate occasions walking along the side of Highway 6. Mind you, it's still completely dark and none of these people were wearing any kind of reflective clothing. I'm not saying that's what happened in this case, but walking along the side of Highway 6 in the dark seems like a new phenomenon.

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