Boy on bike killed in Chandler hit-and-run
CHANDLER, Ariz. -— Authorities in Chandler say an 11- year-old boy riding a bicycle has been killed by a suspected hit-and-run driver who now is in custody.
Chandler police say Aaron Arnold was crossing Arizona Avenue near Knox Road shortly after noon Friday when he was struck by a car that left the scene.
The East Valley Tribune reports that area of Arizona Avenue doesn't have a crosswalk.
Officers arrived to find the boy lying in the roadway next to the bicycle. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Chandler Fire Department officials.
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.
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