Glendale man arrested in fatal hit and run from March

Man arrested in fatal hit and run from March
Posted at 11:53 AM, Oct 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-09 16:56:15-04

A man has been arrested for a fatal hit and run crash that happened back in March. 

Glendale police report that on March 29 about 8:45 p.m. a bicyclist was hit by a van, near 51st Avenue and Camelback Road

Surveillance video from a construction site reportedly shows a van with its lights off traveling eastbound on Camelback when a bicyclist turned into the roadway and was struck by the van. 

Police say the victim died of his injuries about a month after the crash. 

The suspect, 39-year-old Margarito Valencia Rodriguez, allegedly told police that someone on a bicycle darted out in front of him. Rodriguez stated he later circled back around, but when he saw police at the scene, he was too afraid to stop. 

Police say Rodriguez was driving on a suspended license. 

He has been charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident.