Female Bicyclist Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident near Baseline Road in Phoenix

PHOENIX, AZ (April 8, 2021) – Friday night, police arrested 40-year-old Raul Meza Portillo after a deadly hit-and-run crash on Mill Avenue.

According to reports, Portillo struck a 41-year-old woman riding a bicycle near the intersection of Mill Avenue and Baseline Road. Dispatchers arrived to the scene around 7:30 p.m.

Officers say Portillo was driving a Nissan Titan pickup-truck that was hauling a trailer at the time. He then fled the scene and continued driving until the victim was dislodged from underneath the vehicle, nearly 100 feet from the collision.

Due to the extent of injuries sustained, the woman died on scene.

Later, police arrested Raul Portillo at his home. He reportedly admitted to being involved in the accident. Authorities arrested Portillo on second degree murder charges and hit-and-run resulting in death.

No further details have been provided to the public. However, an active investigation still remains ongoing.

Once available, more information will be released.

The attorneys at Sweet James would like to send their heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased woman. May you find strength and comfort during this difficult time.

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