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Hit-and-run driver on the loose after killing pedestrian in Phoenix

Posted: 11:29 AM, Jul 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-11 15:01:45-04
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PHOENIX — A hit-and-run driver is on the loose after hitting and killing a pedestrian in Phoenix Thursday morning.

Phoenix police say the incident happened just after midnight near 52nd Street and McDowell Road.

The pedestrian, 19-year-old Jordan Maxie, was in the roadway in the area when he was hit by an unknown vehicle that failed to stop. Maxie was taken to the hospital but was later pronounced dead.

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Based on evidence gathered, police believe the vehicle involved was a dark colored Toyota Scion, possibly maroon.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is encouraged to contact the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.