Pedestrian crossing street killed in Laveen following hit-and-run
PHOENIX — Phoenix police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run collision after a pedestrian died Tuesday evening, authorities said.
Officers responded to the area near 51st Avenue and Baseline Road in the west Phoenix neighborhood of Laveen about a report of a collision, the Phoenix Police Department said in a press release.
When they arrived, they found 55-year-old John Benson Franklin injured on the roadway.
He was taken to a hospital where he died, police said.
Preliminary information suggests Franklin was walking across Baseline Road when a vehicle traveling westbound struck him.
The vehicle fled and the driver remains outstanding, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness at 480-948-6377.
No other information was available.