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An 11-year-old child was killed by a hit-and-run driver on Friday, police said.

The child was struck near the intersection of Arizona Avenue and Knox Road while traveling in a southbound lane. The driver then fled the area.

"The driver of this vehicle hit the child," said Chandler Police Sgt. Joseph Farvazzo. "From what we understand, [the driver] drove past the point of impact, stopped, got out of the vehicle briefly and then left the scene."

Arizona Avenue was closed southbound between Warner and Ray Roads and was restricted northbound. It was fully reopened around 5:00 p.m. Friday.

Police said they have found the suspect vehicle, a Dodge Ram quad-cab pickup truck, near an apartment complex near Alma School Road and Chandler Boulevard and questioned the driver.

Authorities say 24-year-old Ronnie Chavez later returned to the accident scene with his father and was arrested.

The Chandler resident has been booked into a Maricopa County jail on suspicion of failure to stop for an accident involving death.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

Martha Maurer, News Editor

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