Raleigh police ID injured woman lying unconscious on Capital Boulevard

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) -- Deputies are investigating after they found an injured, unconscious woman lying on a road near downtown Raleigh.

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Authorities identified the woman as 27-year-old Yenni Francisco Cruz.

The incident happened just before 2:30 Wednesday morning on Capital Boulevard near Wade Avenue.

Emergency crews were called to the scene to try to revive the woman.

She was taken to WakeMed in serious condition.

Officials are unsure what happened; however, they initially suspected Cruz was a victim of an assault. Investigators later said it "appears that no assault occurred."

RDP is investigating whether the woman may have been thrown from a car or fell from a car.

Authorities found a gold SUV about 100 yards away from where the woman was lying; they are now trying to find the driver.

Police said the driver may have been seen fleeing from the vehicle.

Southbound Capital Boulevard was closed during the investigation; it reopened just before 8 a.m.

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Anyone with information that might assist the investigation of the incident is asked to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP or visit raleighcrimestoppers.org for text and email reporting options. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.