Search for driver and missing dog in fatal hit and run crash

Phoenix Police are searching for the driver involved in a fatal hit and run accident. 66-year-old Cynthia Hardee was killed as she walked across a crosswalk.

She was walking her friend's dog when it happened, that dog ran away and is still missing.

While police search for the hit and run driver, there is also a big search underway for the dog named Magic, who ran away during the accident.

"We need to find out who did this who is responsible, to do this, to leave somebody to die," said Cathy Cologna, the victim's friend.

Cathy Cologna wants justice for family friend Cynthia Hardee. The 66-year-old woman was killed two weeks ago, walking across a crosswalk at 39th Avenue and McDowell.

"She was a very giving woman, she stayed to herself, she was very quiet... she walked everywhere, she goes that particular night, she had Magic," said Cologna.

Cynthia was walking her best friend's dog Magic and hasn't been seen since the hit and run. He's a deer head Chihuahua, and right now police don't know if Magic ran away because he was scared or hurt. Cathy is helping search for him. 

"Somebody must have seen something, he had a leash on a collar," she said.

Magic is 5-years-old, and he was last seen wearing a blue leash.

"Very little physical evidence was left at the scene that is why we're hoping that somebody with information about the collision or even the dog would call Silent Witness," said Phoenix Police Sgt. Vince Lewis.

"We just hope we can find whoever did this, we can find the dog and solve this unfortunate situation," said Cologna.

Anyone with information is asked to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS. 
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