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MCSO arrest suspect involved in deadly hit-and-run in Fountain Hills

Gage Grimes
Deadly hit and run suspects
Posted at 9:04 PM, May 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-28 13:27:53-04

FOUNTAIN HILLS, AZ — The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says a suspect has been arrested in connection to a hit and run that left a bicyclist dead on Tuesday morning.

Officials say just before 6:30 a.m., a white Toyota Tundra collided with the bicyclist, identified as 57-year-old Debra Ceschin, on McDowell Mountain Road, near Milepost 2 in Fountain Hills.

Deputies say a witness reported seeing the truck stopped at McDowell Mountain Regional Park, north of the crash scene.

The witness said they saw two men get out of the truck and inspect the right front corner of the vehicle.

Officials say the men were seen using tools trying to repair the damage to the front, right portion of the truck to include the right headlight, right front fender, and hood.

Deadly hit-and-run suspect vehicle

Deputies say the truck was recorded going westbound through the intersection of Rio Verde Drive and 122nd Street at about 6:30 a.m.

After putting out a flyer with information, MCSO received multiple tips about who the driver might be.

Detectives were able to identify him as 27-year-old Gage Grimes. He was arrested and booked into jail on one count of leaving the scene of a fatal collision.

Further details haven't been provided.