Police searching for van, driver in fatal hit-and-run wreck

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by Catherine Holland

azfamily.com

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 7:19 AM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 4 at 8:52 AM

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PHOENIX -- Police are searching for the driver of a van that hit and killed a man who was crossing the street early Tuesday morning.

It happened at about 2:30 a.m. on Indian School Road just east of the 38th Avenue.

According to Officer James Holmes of the Phoenix Police Department, a 28-year-old Indian man was crossing the street mid-block when a white full-size van hit him.

Holmes said the driver of that van did not stop and render aid as required by law. Leaving the scene of  fatal wreck is a felony.

The driver of a car that was behind the van saw everything. That driver called 911.

Paramedics pronounced the victim, who has not been identified, dead at the scene.

Police are looking for the van that hit and killed the man. They say it will likely have front-end damage and are asking the public to be on the lookout.

If you know anything about this morning's fatal wreck, please call the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (948-6377).

Indian School Road was closed in the area while detectives conduct the on-scene portion of their investigation. Police cleared the scene and reopened Indian School Road at 8:30 a.m.

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