21-Year-Old Pedestrian Dead and 24-Year-Old Suspect Arrested after Hit-and-Run Crash near Thunderbird Road

PHOENIX, AZ (May 25, 2023) – Friday morning, police responded to a pedestrian crash that took the life of Nolan Kit Xayakoummane. It happened on May 19th, just before 12:00 p.m., officers received a report involving a pedestrian that was struck near 49th Avenue and Thunderbird Road. Upon investigation, the officers learned that 21-year-old Xayakoummane was crossing Thunderbird Road when he was struck by a vehicle headed eastbound. Consequently, upon impact, Xayakoummane was then hit by another vehicle which later fled the scene. Furthermore, the first driver that struck Xayakoummane stayed at the scene and cooperated. Paramedics immediately transported him to the hospital and unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries and died. Following the crash, the suspect was later identified as 24-year-old Luis Julio Vazquez Santana and he was arrested by the police. Meanwhile, Santana faces charges of hit-and-run. Impairment was not believed to be the factor of the crash and an active investigation is still ongoing. Phoenix police will release additional information as it becomes available to the public.
No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Nolan Kit Xayakoummane.
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