PHOENIX (KSAZ) - Police have a suspect in custody after a deadly pedestrian accident, and they say the victim was dragged for several blocks.
Elvin Vasquez Mejia, 35, was booked for leaving the scene of a deadly crash. The pedestrian has been revealed as Karlson Hanks, 24.
Officers say the crash happened at 2 a.m. near 51st Avenue and Osborn. Witnesses reported the victim was running across 51st Avenue and was hit by a vehicle. Mejia did not stop and drove away from the scene. Another witness let officers know the location of the hit and run vehicle.
When officers caught up with the driver near 54th Avenue and Osborn, they discovered the Hanks was lodged underneath the vehicle.
Mejia has been detained, and police say it's not clear whether impairment may have been a factor or not.