Police release 9-1-1 call from fatal hit and run

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck
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PHOENIX -- Phoenix police have released the 9-1-1 call from a fatal hit and run last weekend with the hopes that it will help them locate the person responsible.

Anna Blaze, 41, was killed last Sunday as she was walking from a domestic violence center near 11th Street and Northern.

An Alfa Romeo struck Blaze, and sped off without stopping. 

During the 9-1-1 call, a woman is heard telling the dispatcher that a white man in a “little red convertible” had struck Blaze and then left the scene.

The woman told the dispatcher that there was blood coming from Blaze’s mouth, and then proclaimed that she had “never seen an accident like this before.”

The owner of the vehicle came forward on Monday, and authorities took custody of the car.

However, the vehicle’s owner has not provided any information to police, so they are currently unable to determine who was driving when Blaze was killed.

“We have the right in this country to remain silent and that is what this individual has chosen to do,” said Sgt. Trent Crump. “It makes our job more difficult, but not impossible.”

Anyone who may have any information about the case is asked to call the Phoenix Police Department.