Chandler PD: Walker in bike lane killed in hit-and-run

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- Chandler police say a hit-and-run driver struck and killed a 47-year-old woman walking in a bike lane.

Police said the driver fled the scene after Francis Johnston was killed Wednesday night on Dobson Road at Canyon Way.

Police said on Thursday afternoon that investigators made contact with the driver and are examining her vehicle for evidence. They have not released her name but said she is a woman in her 50s.

Chandler police spokesman Sgt. Joe Favazzo said the department was contacted by the driver's family. According to Favazzo, the woman realized she had hit something but wasn't sure what happened until she saw the story on the news.

Police have not said whether the driver will face charges.