Woman arrested in Chandler hit-and-run that killed father and son
PHOENIX — A Tempe woman was arrested Wednesday morning for allegedly killing two people Monday night in a hit-and-run in Chandler.
Michelle Ann Hagerman, 54, was accused of hitting a father and son near Alma School Road and Erie Street around 5:45 p.m.
Police said when they responded to a call about the collision, they found 50-year-old Mohammad Misbah Uddin of Bangladesh and his 12-year-old son lying in the street.
Uddin was pronounced dead on the scene, while the child was hospitalized in critical condition and pronounced dead Tuesday.
Witnesses told police Uddin and his son were halfway through a crosswalk walking eastbound when the northbound and southbound traffic lights turned green.
Hagerman allegedly accelerated through the intersection in her Dodge Durango and hit them at 45-50 mph, according to court documents.
Police said one of Hagerman’s neighbors called in a tip after she realized her vehicle matched the description in the department’s media release and was damaged.
According to court documents, an officer found damage on the car consistent with a pedestrian collision as well as blood on the hood.
Hagerman reportedly told police she thought she hit a dog. She said she drove away from the scene, parked and walked back, but left again when she saw people getting out of their cars.
She was charged with two counts of leaving an accident involving death.