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MCSO trying to identify black vehicle involved in fatal hit-and-run in Mesa

Jun 3, 2022, 11:00 AM

A sample and paint chip of the color Maximum Steel, a black paint used on certain Chrysler models s...

A sample and paint chip of the color Maximum Steel, a black paint used on certain Chrysler models since 2012. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Photos)

(Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Photos)

PHOENIX – Authorities are trying to identify the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run collision that killed a pedestrian in Mesa last weekend.

A person walking near the north curb of University Drive, just east of 54th Street, was struck by an unknown westbound vehicle before 1 a.m. Saturday, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

On Friday, MCSO issued an alert saying investigators found black paint chips in the area. They determined that the chips match a color Chrysler started using 10 years ago called Maximum Steel.

The color has been available since 2012 for the following models: Chrysler 200, Chrysler 300, Dodge Journey, Dodge Caravan, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, Dodge Dart, Dodge Durango, Dodge Grand Caravan, Jeep Compass, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Patriot, Jeep Wrangler, Chrysler Pacifica, Ram Truck and Chrysler Town and Country.

MCSO said the vehicle involved in the fatal hit-and-run probably incurred body damage on the passenger side and possibly the windshield and/or windows.

Anyone with information about the case was asked to contact MCSO at 602-876-TIPS (8477) or 602-876-1011 and reference report IR22013715.

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MCSO trying to identify black vehicle involved in fatal hit-and-run in Mesa