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Construction worker hit and killed along SR 347 near Maricopa

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Posted at 1:31 PM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 15:38:45-05

MARICOPA, AZ — Police are asking for the public's help to track down the suspect(s) involved in a deadly hit-and-run along State Route 347 Wednesday night.

Gila River police say a construction worker was killed after being hit on SR 347 and Casa Blanca Road near Maricopa.

The victim, who Gila River police said they are not identifying at this time, was a Native American man who was working on a roadway resurfacing project in a designated construction zone.

The suspect vehicle was described by witnesses as a small passenger car, police said.

No additional information was provided.

"This is a tragic reminder of the important of always being aware and watching for those working on our roadways," said Chief Timothy Chavez.

The incident remains under investigation.