Witness leads police to suspected hit-and-run driver

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(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

A suspected hit-and-run driver is in custody after a witness helped police track him down.

The crash happened Friday evening near 43rd Avenue and McDowell. The pedestrian was crossing on McDowell when he was struck. 

Police say the driver then took off.

But a witness followed the driver, got his plate and called police.

Officers located the suspect truck, which had extensive front-end damage.  

The driver has been detained and impairment is unknown at this time.

The victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

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