MCSO searches for driver involved in fatal hit-and-run crash in south Phoenix

Aug 14, 2023, 7:00 AM | Updated: Aug 16, 2023, 11:35 am

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PHOENIX — The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash involving two pedestrians in south Phoenix.

The incident happened just before 11 p.m. Sunday near 35th and Southern avenues when a vehicle collided with a man and a woman, MCSO said.

The pedestrians were taken to a hospital, where the man later died, authorities said. The woman had injuries that weren’t life-threatening.

The suspect vehicle is thought to be a silver, white or light-colored SUV, possibly a Dodge Journey or Chrysler Pacifica, MCSO said.

“Evidence found suggests the vehicle should have damage to the front end, possibly the grill, hood and windshield,” Sgt. Monica Bretado said in a press release.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact MCSO at 602-876-1011 or MCSO tips at 602-876-8477.

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MCSO searches for driver involved in fatal hit-and-run crash in south Phoenix