PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Four people were struck by a hit-and-run driver, leaving one woman dead and the other three hospitalized with serious injuries in Phoenix early Friday morning.

Capt. Rob McDade with the Phoenix Fire Department said four adults, two men and two women, were struck at the intersection of Seventh Avenue and Camelback Road around 2:30 a.m.

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Firefighters located the four victims injured in the roadway at various locations.

Police say the driver did not stop and fled the scene. There is currently no description of the hit-and-run vehicle.

McDade said three of the victims, two men and one woman, suffered serious injuries and were taken to a local hospital.

The fourth victim, 25-year-old Khadijha Taylor, was rushed to a hospital in extremely critical condition where she was later pronounced dead.

The Phoenix Police Department is investigating the crash. Eastbound lanes of Camelback Road were closed between Seventh and Twelfth avenues for the investigation but have since reopened.

Valley Metro said the light rail service at Seventh Avenue and Camelback Road is temporarily closed while police investigate. Trains will pass through the area but not stop at the station. 

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Coward! When they find this slug it should be automatic prison time!


Drunk, N0 insurance or illegal or all three

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