Police: Hit-and-run driver arrested after hitting 2 ASU students

Two men were hit by a car in Tempe on Saturday and police say the driver was arrested hours later in Mesa.

The collision happened just before 6 p.m. near Rural Road and Apache Boulevard.

"Multiple witnesses reported that a motorist lost control, left the roadway, and collided with two pedestrians at the northeast corner of the intersection. The vehicle left the area," said Officer Eric Jensen with Tempe Police.

The two men who were hit were taken to the hospital. One of them has serious, life-threatening injuries and is in critical condition. The other victim was treated at the hospital and is OK.

Police say the men are Arizona State University students.

The suspect, Sheldon Whitebird, 39, was arrested in Mesa that same night, police say.

Sheldon Whitebird, 39

Sheldon Whitebird, 39

"While his license may have been revoked at the time of this incident for an alleged DUI offense. Impairment is being investigated as a possible factor in this collision. Our thoughts remain are with the victims, and their families," the police department said.

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Video of the scene was caught by Twitter user @Sk8rtweet1.

No suspect information was released.

Photo courtesy of Bob Sled

Photo courtesy of Bob Sled