Man dies in hit-and-run while crossing Phoenix street

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A 30-year-old man has died in a hit-and-run crash near Van Buren Street and 33rd Avenue, Phoenix police say.

The crash happened on July 18 at 9:59 p.m. and involved a white 2007 to 2010 Saturn Outlook SUV that was traveling east on Van Buren Street.

Sgt. Tommy Thompson says Josue Soto, 30, was hit while crossing in a marked crosswalk, but there are no signal lights at the intersection.

After the collision, the vehicle continued eastbound and failed to remain at the scene. Soto was transported to an area hospital, but was later pronounced deceased.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Phoenix PD at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS. You can remain anonymous and receive a cash reward for tips leading to an arrest and indictment.

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