Deadly hit & run crash shuts down west Phoenix intersection

- Police are investigating a deadly hit and run accident on Sunday morning.

The deadly crash happened at 51st Avenue and Indian School at about 2am.  Police say a man was crossing the street when he was hit and killed by a driver.  The man behind the wheel then drove away.

The officers followed the driver and caught up with him about four miles away near Encanto and 83rd Avenue.  That's where officers gave the motorist a breathalyzer test and took him into custody.  Police say the driver showed signs of impairment.

It's not yet clear what sort of charges the driver may face.  The intersection of 51st Avenue and Indian School remains shut down while police investigate the deadly hit and run crash.


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