Pedestrian killed by suspected street racer

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

PHOENIX -- Police are searching for a driver who hit and killed a pedestrian early Saturday morning and then fled the scene.

It happened at 2 a.m. on 27th Avenue between Indian School and Osborn roads, according to Officer James Holmes with the Phoenix Police Dept.

When officers responded, they found the victim, 24-year-old Isaiah Mayorquine, in the roadway. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators said Mayorquine crossed the roadway mid-block and was struck by a southbound vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle fled the scene and has not been identified.

Witnesses described the suspect vehicle as a black older model Honda.

The driver may have been racing a similar passenger sedan at the time of the collision.

Detectives believe the suspect vehicle may have damages to the right front and side, including the right side mirror.

Phoenix Police are asking anyone who may have information about the collision, or the actions of the driver prior to and after the hit-and-run to please call Silent Witness at 480-948-6377 (480-WITNESS). Callers can remain anonymous.