Phoenix police seek public’s help in identifying suspect in fatal hit-and-run

Aug 4, 2021, 4:25 AM
(Phoenix Police Department photo)...
(Phoenix Police Department photo)
(Phoenix Police Department photo)

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Police Department is asking for the public to help identify the vehicle of a suspect in a fatal hit-and-run collision on Friday.

The collision occurred near 71st Avenue and Thomas Road just before 10 a.m. when a man struck a sedan and a pickup truck with his Chevrolet Tahoe and did not stop, police said.

The vehicle is an older model Chevrolet Tahoe that is tan or gold and has damage to the front, while the suspect is described by police as a Hispanic man between the age of 25 and 35 with short dark hair.

A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered, police said.

The driver of the pickup truck, 48-year-old Manuel Maldonado, died from his injuries at the hospital, police said.

A man and a woman in the sedan were each transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call the Phoenix Police Department at (602) 262-6141. Those who would prefer to remain anonymous can call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish.

Lifetime Windows & Doors

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

(Attorney General Mark Brnovich's Office Photo)...

Man sentenced to 6.5 years in prison for trafficking methamphetamine in Arizona

A man was sentenced to six and a half years in prison for his role in trafficking methamphetamine in Arizona, officials said. 
1 day ago
(Phoenix Police Department Photo)...

Weekend wrap-up: Here are the biggest Arizona stories from Sept. 23-25

Police find more fentanyl, Scottsdale tells HOAs they can't require overseeding and these Phoenix restaurants were highlighted this week.
1 day ago
(AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)...

Honduras man charged with high-speed flight from Arizona immigration checkpoint

An 18-year-old man from Honduras was charged with high-speed flight from an immigration checkpoint last week, authorities said. 
1 day ago
FILE - Family members and friends march seeking justice for the missing 43 Ayotzinapa students in M...
Associated Press

The role the Mexican Army had in the 2014 disappearance of 43 students

The Mexican army’s role in the disappearance of 43 college students and its links to organized crime are at the center of a case.
1 day ago
Tania Estudillo Hernandez. (El Mirage Police Department Photo)...

Woman in El Mirage arrested for managing human smuggling operations

A woman was arrested Friday evening for her role in a human smuggling operation based in El Mirage, authorities said.
1 day ago
(Pixabay Photo)...

Phoenix police shoot, kill man throwing rocks at patrol car

Phoenix police are investigating an officer-involved shooting after a man throwing rocks at a patrol car died Saturday evening.
1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Why your student-athlete’s physical should be conducted by a sports medicine specialist

Dr. Anastasi from Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Tempe answers some of the most common questions.
Dr. Richard Carmona

Great news: Children under 5 can now get COVID-19 vaccine

After more than two years of battle with an invisible killer, we can now vaccinate the youngest among us against COVID-19. This is great news.
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Most plumbing problems can be fixed with regular maintenance

Instead of waiting for a problem to happen, experts suggest getting a head start on your plumbing maintenance.
Phoenix police seek public’s help in identifying suspect in fatal hit-and-run