Pedestrian Fatally Struck in Hit-and-Run Accident near Hermosa Drive

TEMPE, AZ (March 2, 2022) – Saturday, Cole Descheny was killed and Hector Duarte was arrested after a hit-and-run collision.

Per authorities, the accident happened near McClintock and Hermosa Drive.

Reports indicate that the driver of a dark Camaro was heading north and struck Descheny, who was crossing the street at the time.

Due to the impact of the collision, medics transported 23-year-old Descheny to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Meanwhile, police located the suspect, 19-year-old Duarte, who was in the process of reconditioning and fixing his vehicle. Authorities arrested him on Tuesday for felony hit-and-run causing death and tampering with the evidence.

At this time, an investigation into the crash is currently ongoing.


The team at Sweet James sends out their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of the victim. May the memories of your loved one give you strength in the days ahead.


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