Motorcyclist dead after hit-and-run in Phoenix

A description of the vehicle hasn't been released.
A description of the vehicle hasn't been released.(Citizen)
Published: Dec. 9, 2022 at 10:08 PM MST|Updated: Dec. 10, 2022 at 10:43 AM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — A motorcyclist is dead Friday night after a reported hit-and-run in Phoenix. Officers were called around 8:27 p.m. for a crash involving a motorcycle and a car near 75th Avenue and Encanto Boulevard, just south of Thomas Road. Officers arrived and found 22-year-old Mario Aguirre on the ground. He died at the scene. Investigators say the driver who hit him took off.

Police say Aguirre was driving south on 75th Avenue when a vehicle turned onto Encanto Boulevard from 75th Avenue. No description of the vehicle has been released. The man hasn’t been identified. Drivers are asked to avoid the intersection and take alternate routes. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Phoenix Police Department, or Silent Witness (480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish Speakers).