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Police arrest suspect in fatal Phoenix hit-and-run

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.


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