PHOENIX — A man is in custody in connection with a fatal
hit-and-run accident in Phoenix.
Phoenix police said 21-year-old Darren Darnelle Hanson called police about 35
minutes after Tuesday night’s accident and turned himself in.
Hanson is being held on suspicion of leaving the scene of a fatal
Police said 35-year-old Matthew James Helmick was crossing Maryland and 23rd avenues about 7
p.m. when he was struck by the car. Helmick died at a hospital.
The case still is under investigation.