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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5)-- The Phoenix Police Department is investigating a hit-and-run crash that left a man dead early Saturday morning. 

The incident happened just after 2 a.m. near the area of 44th Street and McDowell Road.

According to Phoenix police, 31-year-old Alexander Russel Siple was walking in the area when he was struck by a vehicle at or near the crosswalk.

Police believe that Siple was down on the roadway for an unknown reason prior to the collision.

Siple was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

According to police, the suspect  fled the scene.

Anyone who may know the suspect's whereabouts are urged to contact Phoenix police at 602-262-6151 or if individuals with information would like to remain anonymous, they can contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish.


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What's the deal with all the hit & run collisions?? Is it just indicative of the overall decline of the human race that no one gives a @#$% about anything but themselves anymore? People suck.


I don't know, I haven't really noticed an overall increase in hit and runs. They've been occurring since the horse and carriage, and who it's anyone's guess why someone would leave a person they just hit for dead. We can all speculate why, but I think being under the influence may have a lot to do with it.
Remember Bishop O'Brien's incident back in 2003? He said he thought he hit a cat or a dog. I still can't figure that one out.

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