PD: Second hit-and-run driver arrested in Phoenix fatal car-pedestrian crash

PD: 2nd fatal hit-and-run driver arrested
Posted at 12:21 PM, Jun 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-11 23:22:32-04

A second man has been arrested after a fatal crash involving two pedestrians and two vehicles on May 31, near 35th Avenue and Indian School Road. 

The pedestrians, a 28-year-old man, and a 45-year-old woman were crossing the street mid-block when a Honda Accord struck them, a Phoenix police spokeswoman said. 

The impact of the crash caused the female victim to go into the southbound lanes, where she was then hit by a Chevy HHR, according to police.

The male victim, Safari Kasuba died of his injuries two days later, while the woman suffered from a broken leg. 

The drivers of both vehicles involved fled the scene after the crash. 

The driver of the first vehicle, however, turned himself in the next day.

He has been identified as 20-year-old Jonathan Zamora. 

He is being charged with leaving the scene of a collision resulting in death or injury. 

Police say the driver of the second vehicle, 45-year-old Roger Ray Dorton, was confronted by a witness who told him he had hit someone.

Dorton reportedly left the scene, followed by the witness, until he abandoned his car at a nearby apartment complex. 

Police say evidence on the undercarriage of the vehicle allegedly shows that it had run someone over. 

That suspect, 45-year-old Roger Ray Dorton, was located and arrested on June 5, at his home in Mesa. 

Dorton has been charged with leaving the scene of a serious injury accident.

The City of Phoenix says changes are coming to this area along 35th Avenue after an ABC15 Operation Safe Roads report pointed out several deadly pedestrian involved crashes recently.

Many who spoke with ABC15 say pedestrians jaywalk in that area because it takes so long to get to a crosswalk.

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The city says they're working to expedite a plan to install a specialized HAWK lighted crosswalk in the area that wasn't previously expected to be installed for about three years.