Suspect Arrested after Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident near Thomas Road

PHOENIX, AZ (July 23, 2021) – Friday morning, July 9, one person died, and another was seriously injured in a crash on 71st Avenue.

The crash took place just after midnight at the intersection of 71st Avenue and Thomas Road.

A Chevrolet Silverado truck was heading west on Thomas Road and turned left onto southbound 71st Avenue. Meanwhile, a Ford Focus was heading east on Thomas Road and collided with the Silverado at the intersection.

Then, the male driver of a Chevrolet Avalanche stopped and exited his vehicle to assist those involved in the accident.

Two occupants of the Silverado then retrieved weapons and ammunition before stealing the Avalanche and fleeing.

Officers located the stolen vehicle leaving a residence near 75th Avenue and Palm Lane.

The suspects were then apprehended by police at 75th Avenue and Palm Lane. The driver, who was a passenger in the Silverado at the time of the collision, was arrested.

In addition, 71st Avenue was closed during the investigation. Shortly after 11:00 a.m., the area reopened.

Once available, more information will be released.

In this sorrowful time, the Sweet James team would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of the victim.

Losing someone in a hit-and-run crash is always a traumatic experience for the surviving family. At Sweet James, they understand that the death of a loved one can leave a lasting impact on your emotional and financial well-being, and they are here to help. Their wrongful death attorneys understand that the legal issues impose challenges to those involved. Let them help you through the legal process so that you can focus on the welfare of your family. Call them today (800) 975-3435 to arrange a free and confidential case evaluation. Click here to request a police report.

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