Woman arrested in deadly hit-and-run crash in Goodyear; Phoenix hit-and-run driver sought

Authorities in Phoenix and Goodyear are investigating two hit-and-run crashes last weekend that left two people and a dog dead.


Goodyear Police officials say an arrest has been made after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle near Bullard and Catalina Drive.

According to a statement released on Jan. 16, officers were called to the scene at around 9:00 a.m. on Jan. 14, and when they arrived, they found a male pedestrian, identified as 71-year-old Thomas Stenoien, and his dog, 11-year-old "Judge," dead. The vehicle, by that point, had already left the scene.

"Multiple witnesses remained on scene to assist officers, while another alert member of the community observed a suspicious vehicle pull into a private parking lot in the area at the time of the collision and reported their observation to police," read a portion of the statement.

The suspect, identified by officials as Joy Joyner, was arrested on the afternoon of Jan. 16. She is accused of vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of a collision.


A man was found dead in the street near 32nd Avenue and Glendale just before 4 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14.

The man, identified as 58-year-old Andrew Pyles, had reportedly been trying to cross Glendale Avenue when he was hit by an SUV heading westbound.

The hit-and-run vehicle was only described as a dark-colored SUV that could have some damage from the collision.

"Investigators arrived on scene and learned that a black colored SUV, believed to be a Chevrolet Tahoe, was driving westbound on Glendale Avenue. Witness’ reported seeing the suspect vehicle strike the victim who was walking north crossing Glendale Avenue before driving away from the scene," Police Police Sgt. Brian Bowers said.

He adds, "Detectives are actively following up on all leads to help identify the suspect responsible."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Phoenix Police's non-emergency line or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.