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.