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Updated Mar 21, 2013 - 4:39 pm

Arrest made in fatal Phoenix hit-and-run

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.


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