Vehicle involved in fatal hit-and-run found near scene

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by Catherine Holland

azfamily.com

Posted on February 18, 2011 at 5:18 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 18 at 5:24 PM

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PHOENIX – Police in Phoenix are turning to the public to help them find a hit-and-runner driver who killed a pedestrian who was crossing the street early Friday morning. The car involved in the wreck has already been found.

It happened shortly after 3 a.m. on Glendale Avenue near 23rd Avenue, which is right in front of Washington High School.

Witnesses said the vehicle was heading east on Glendale Avenue when it ran down the victim, who was not in a crosswalk. The driver did not stop. Witnesses said the car turned north on 19th Avenue.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found the victim, lying in the middle of the street. Investigators have not yet identified that man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to witnesses, the suspect car is an orange or light red newer model Pontiac Bonneville with plain wheels and tinted windows.

Sgt. Trent Crump of the Phoenix Police Department said that car was found several hours after the incident parked behind an apartment complex near 20th and Glendale avenues, not from from the scene of the wreck.

No details about the driver were immediately available.

If you have any information about the wreck, please call the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151.

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