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According to court paperwork obtained by Arizona's Family, Breyon Green, 21, told police he fled the scene of the crash because he was "scared." (Source: MCSO)

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Phoenix police have arrested the suspect in connection to a hit-and-run crash that left a skateboarder dead Saturday night. 

The collision was reported near 19th and Dunlap avenues, according to the Phoenix Police Department.

[RELATED: Brother of skateboarder killed in Phoenix hit-and-run says he's disgusted at driver]

Police said Matthew Carringer, 24, was riding a skateboard against traffic when he was struck by a vehicle. The vehicle did not stop and fled the location.

Carringer was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

On Monday, police arrested 21-year-old Breyon Green in connection to the hit-and-run crash. 

According to court paperwork obtained by Arizona's Family, Green told police he fled the scene of the crash because he was "scared."

A passenger in the vehicle yelled at Green to watch out for Carringer before the crash. The same pedestrian later said, "you just killed that guy." 

Green drove to a park and ride and walked to a Circle K after the crash. 

Green was booked into the Fourth Avenue Jail. 

The crash is still under investigation. 

 


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(6) comments

Unknown564

This man is innocent , he was just trying to get home when someone decided to not WAIT till he was supposed to cross the street. My condolences goes out to the family nobody ever deserves what happened to him but nethir does this young man he is going thru hard times life was never easy for him but yet he always stayed strong and positive, he has family too who's hurting about all of this

Dean

Oh yes, and you must admit most skateboarders are extremely careless and do not have any idea where they are going or who they are running into. I have nearly been run over by skateboarders barreling along so fast they had no control. Also I know a skateboarder who had a fantastic job but decided to do his thing and nearly killed himself and his brain will never be the same.

Debbie

What difference does that make. Regardless who was at fault the man was HIT and KILLED, by a creep who decided to take off.

Dean

The difference is that had he not been breaking the law on his skateboard he would not have been in the path of the car. So you do not think someone should be responsible for yourself. You sound like a died in the wool socialist who thinks society needs to be responsible for everyone.

Dean

"Police said the pedestrian was riding a skateboard against traffic when he was struck." While the driver was wrong in leaving the scene he would not have been charged unless he was drunk or an illegal without a DL, insurance, or registration. My wife has been hit twice and me once by an illgal without DL, Insurance, and registration.

ArizonaG30

And what was done, I bet not a darn thing.

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