Woman killed in southwest Phoenix hit and run crash

- A valley woman is hit and killed by a car in southwest Phoenix; the driver did not stop to help.

Thirty-eight-year-old Stephanie Forsyth was walking to a friends house last night when she was hit and killed. The car that struck her took off from the scene. Detectives are now investigating the case, and her family is pleading for the publics help in finding the driver.

"Fun, loving, caring, and a little crazy, but most of all she had a really good heart," said Henry Flores.

Henry remembers his sister Stephanie.

"We're still in shock, you know that this happened," said Henry.

Police say last night around 8 p.m. Stephanie was crossing the street near 45th Avenue and Buckeye when she was hit by a car. She was not in a crosswalk and investigators say that car never stopped.

"We just want the person who did this caught," he said.

"I got a text at 3:00 this morning saying my cousin has passed away, and that it was a hit and run, and nobody knew anything else. There was no witnesses; there was nothing," said Bernadette Nuanez.

Her family wants closure, to know what happened to their sister and cousin. They want whoever did this to come forward.

"Turn yourself in, things happen, accidents happen, turn yourself in. If it were your sister, or cousin, anybody that was related to you, you would want them to turn themselves in. So I'm asking you to please turn yourself in," said Nuanez.

Right now police are still working on the case; they say it was possible a black truck that hit Stephanie. If you have any information, you're asked to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

Stephanie's family has setup a GoFundMe account to help with funeral expenses.

Online: www.gofundme.com/stephanieforsyth


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