Police identify woman killed in hit-and-run in west Phoenix

Police are investigating a crash near 51st Ave & Pierson
Police are investigating a crash near 51st Ave & Pierson(Arizona's Family)
Published: Jun. 7, 2022 at 6:58 AM MST|Updated: Jun. 8, 2022 at 11:13 AM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Phoenix police say a woman after being hit by a car in west Phoenix early Tuesday morning. She was identified Wednesday morning as 37-year-old Stephanie Spooner.

Sgt. Vincent Cole said the crash happened near 51st Avenue and Pierson, which is just south of Camelback around 4 a.m. Officers showed up to find Spooner hit by someone in a dark-colored SUV. A witness told officers that after Spooner was hit, the driver stopped, turned on their hazard lights, then drove away. Spooner was taken to the hospital in extremely critical condition but later died from her injuries.

Video from the scene showed evidence markers and a heavy police presence in the area as detectives work to determine what led up to the crash. Officers closed 51st Avenue between Camelback and Campbell, but it reopened around 7 a.m.

Police are still looking for the driver involved in the hit-and-run. Anyone with information is being asked to contact the Phoenix Police Department or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO