Monday night hit and run kills woman

Police looking for suspect and vehicle, believed to be grey or silver with visible damage to the front end
Boise Police
Posted at 9:26 AM, Nov 21, 2023

updated 11:30am, 11/21/23

Police have provided updated information regarding the deadly hit and run that occurred Monday night on State Street, west of N. Roe Street, that left one woman dead.

The investigation indicates that the collision happened between 6:30pm and 7:15pm Monday evening, and the that diver was traveling eastbound on State when they struck the woman.

The vehicle is believed to be silver or grey, and will most likely have damage to the front end, windshield and hood.

If you see a vehicle that matches this description, or if you have any information or surveillance video and have not spoken to police, please contact Ada County Dispatch at 208-377-6790. You can also leave a tip by contacting Crime Stoppers: Leave a web tip at 343COPS.Com, use the P3! app, or call 208-343-COPS(2677).


The police responded to a call that came in around 7:15p Monday night alerting them to the incident.

Upon arrival, police located the deceased woman, but have yet to identify a suspect or the vehicle involved.

Any witnesses who have not yet spoken with police or who may have information helpful to the investigation are asked to call Ada County Dispatch at 208-377-6790.

The Ada County Coroner's Office has identified the woman as Erma Sookiyak, 56, of Anchorage, Alaska, noting the cause of death was traumatic blunt force injuries. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

This is an ongoing investigation.