Hasenauer

Steven Hasenauer was booked into jail and charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - The man who drove off after hitting and killing a man in a Phoenix street back in November is now facing a charge for the crime, police said.

Steven Hasenauer, 55, was arrested on Sunday, around 4 p.m. Police said they had used surveillance video, car parts and a family member to track him down.

According to court documents, Hasenauer was driving north on 43rd Avenue when he hit the victim just past McDowell Road. He was not in the crosswalk. The unidentified man later died. Police said Hasenauer kept on driving north and then turned right onto Granada, which was the next street up. Hasenauer parked his Mazda Tribute in front of a house and then walked back toward to the crash scene. Police said he didn't call 911 or talk to witnesses.

The house he parked in front of had surveillance cameras. One of them showed Hasenauer getting out of the Tribute and walking toward 43rd Avenue, police said. The camera also showed front-end damage to his Tribute consistent with hitting somebody, court paperwork said. Hasenauer later went back to his car and drove off.

Phoenix police said another agency told them Hasenauer called his brother-in-law and confessed to hitting the man and driving off. Detectives also said the car parts found at the crash scene were consistent with being from a Mazda Tribute.

Hasenauer was booked into jail and charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident, a class 3 felony.

 

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