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Hit-and-Run Collision Kills Aaron Maldonado in West Phoenix

PHOENIX, AZ (August 20, 2021) – Phoenix police arrest one man under suspicion of a hit-and-run that killed Aaron Maldonado, a father of four.

The fatal incident occurred around 10 a.m. at the intersection of 71st Avenue and Thomas Road.

According to investigators, Aaron Maldonado was returning home from work in a pickup truck when he was struck by a Chevy Tahoe.

As a result, the Chevy Tahoe quickly fled the scene before Phoenix PD could arrive.

Unfortunately, Aaron Maldonado later died in the hospital due to his injuries .

However, Police later identified and arrested the suspected driver, Jovanny Bencomo, after they located the Tahoe.

Phoenix Officials will release more information as it becomes available.


No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Our deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Aaron Maldonado.


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