Woman arrested in fatal hit-and-run in Phoenix

Kristen Joi Suggs

Credit: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

Kristen Joi Suggs

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on May 6, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 8 at 4:26 PM

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PHOENIX -- Phoenix police have arrested a woman in a fatal hit-and-run Sunday night.

Kristen Joi Suggs, 24, was booked for leaving the scene of a fatal traffic collision.

According to police spokesman Officer James Holmes, Suggs was driving a white 2004 Chevy Malibu southbound near 19th Avenue and Monte Vista Road when she allegedly hit a 51-year-old Hispanic man.

The man had been walking mid-block in the curb lane.

Phoenix Fire Department personnel arrived on scene and pronounced the victim dead. His name has not been released.

Holmes said Suggs fled the scene then called police to report an unknown suspect had thrown an unknown object at her vehicle, causing extensive damage.

Officers contacted Scruggs and observed the evidence and damage to her vehicle to be consistent with the vehicle/pedestrian collision.

The officers said Scruggs displayed signs and symptoms of possible alcohol use. DUI charges are pending test results.

The investigation is continuing.
 

 

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