Woman killed in west Phoenix hit-and-run crash, suspect arrested

Police have arrested a man they say ran from the scene of a deadly crash in west Phoenix.

According to police, the crash happened at around 2 a.m. on Sept. 1 near 67th Avenue and Indian School Road when a car was hit from behind by another vehicle, sending it into a power pole before rolling over.

When officers got to the scene, they learned two women were inside the car that was hit. The driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The passenger, 36-year-old Akua Mashavu Safiya Miggins, died at the scene.

The man who was driving the other vehicle fled before police arrived.

On Sept. 3, Phoenix Police said an arrest was made.

"As the investigation progressed, detectives were able to identify 40-year-old Francisco Garcia as the man who ran from the scene of the collision.  Garcia was located and arrested on September 3, 2023 and was booked on multiple charges to include Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Collision and Endangerment," says Phoenix Police Sgt. Robert Scherer.

If you have any information, you're asked to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS, or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish. Rewards are being offered in this case for information leading to an arrest of the suspect.

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