Jogger struck and killed by hit-and-run driver in New River, MCSO says

A jogger in Maricopa County was struck and killed by a driver who authorities say drove away from the scene Saturday morning.

The incident happened near 7th Avenue and Cloud Road in New River, just north of Phoenix, on Feb. 24.

The woman was jogging on the shoulder of the road when she was hit around 10 a.m., says Sgt. Joaquin Enriquez with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

The driver of the car didn't stop, and the victim died at the scene. She's identified as 43-year-old Lisa Mancuso.

Not long after the crash, detectives found the suspect's pickup truck, a gray 4-door F-250. Investigators are still looking for the person responsible.

"We have some leads into the case and detectives are actively working this investigation," Sgt. Enriquez said.

Anyone with information on this incident can contact MCSO at 602-876-8477.

Community in mourning

A burning candle and a growing bouquet mark the spot of a tragedy. The death of Lisa has broken the hearts of this community.

Neighbors said she was doing something she was spotted doing all the time. Going for a morning jog.

"The driver did not stop, did not render aid, and left the scene," Sgt. Joaquin Enriquez said. "Now we are in the stage of trying to identify who is in this vehicle, and if there’s anybody out there that knows more information, that happens to maybe be in the area, saw this vehicle, they can reach out to MCSO anytime"

While Sgt. Enriquez promises detectives are working around the clock to find the person or persons responsible, he acknowledges that nothing can bring the victim back.

"In Arizona, if you’re involved in a motor vehicle collision, especially involving a pedestrian, you have to stop and render aid, and I think this is where as humans, we need to help each other, we need to be better people," he said.

Sgt. Joaquin Enriquez says they are also looking for the driver in another hit-and-run in Cave Creek while a woman was jogging. However, despite some comments on social media, he says the two cases are not involved.

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