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23-year-old woman arrested after deadly hit-and-run crash in Glendale

Alexandra Mendez
Posted at 9:18 PM, Jan 05, 2022

GLENDALE, AZ — Maricopa County Sheriff's officials say a woman has been arrested after a deadly hit-and-run that happened on Dec. 19, 2021.

According to official documents, 23-year-old Alexandra Mendez was speeding when she struck the bicyclist from behind near Northern Avenue east of Reems Road in Glendale.

She reportedly fled the scene and her vehicle, a blue Ford Fusion, was found abandoned nearly a week later in Buckeye.

Officials say Mendez had been at the Coyote Cabaret before the crash occurred and reportedly had at least five drinks before the crash, documents say.

She reportedly self-surrendered Wednesday and was booked on one count of leaving an incident with death/injury and one count of manslaughter.