PHOENIX — Authorities say a suspect is in custody in a fatal hit-and-run
crash in Phoenix earlier this month.
Phoenix police announced at a news conference Thursday afternoon that
41-year-old Christopher W. Chevalier is being held on suspicion of manslaughter,
tampering with physical evidence and leaving the scene of a fatal collision.
Phoenix Police Sgt. Trent Crump said a witness saw the report and called police, ultimately leading to Chevalier’s arrest.
Police say 41-year-old Anna Blaze died in a hospital on March 4.
That was a day after a red 1970s Fiat drove onto the sidewalk near Northern
Avenue and 11th Street and struck Blaze as the mother of two was walking with a
Police say Chevalier lives in Phoenix but they didn’t immediately know if he
has a lawyer yet.
KTAR’s Martha Maurer contributed to this report.