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Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run incident in south Phoenix

Sep 22, 2023, 8:09 AM

File photo of a Phoenix Police patrol vehicle with lights on at night. Authorities are investigatin...

File photo of a Phoenix Police patrol vehicle with lights on at night. Authorities are investigating a fatal hit-and-run collision that occurred Thursday night, Sept. 21, 2023, in south Phoenix. Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run collision that occurred Thursday night. (Facebook File Photo/Phoenix Police Department)

(Facebook File Photo/Phoenix Police Department)

PHOENIX — A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run incident in south Phoenix on Thursday night, authorities said.

Leonardo Cortez, 20, apparently was crossing Seventh Street midblock south of Buckeye Road when he was struck by a northbound vehicle, which left the scene, the Phoenix Police Department said.

Officers responded around 7:30 p.m. and found Cortez with serious injuries. Fire personnel pronounced him dead at the scene after attempting life-saving measures.

“What led up to the collision remains part of the ongoing investigation,” Sgt. Robert Scherer said in a press release.

No other details were made available.

Anybody with information about the case was asked to call the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151, or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (948-6377) or 480-TESTIGO (837-8446) for Spanish.

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Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run incident in south Phoenix