Wheelchair-bound man killed in hit and run wreck identified

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PHOENIX -- A Valley man confined to a wheelchair was killed in a hit and run wreck Monday night.

It happened at about 9:30 p.m. at 12th Street and Sunnyslope Lane, which is near Cave Creek and Hatcher roads.

According to police the victim, whom police have identified as William Schommer, was riding in a motorized scooter when a Jeep Laredo hit him from behind. The driver of that car did not stop.

Investigators got the Jeep's license plate number from witnesses and were able to track it down.

Police said it's possible that drugs or alcohol might have been factors in the deadly wreck.

According Det. James Holmes of the Phoenix Police Department, detectives have developed an investigative lead in the case, but thy have not yet made an arrest.