Modesto Burgos arrested for deadly pedestrian hit and run Friday near 48th St and Baseline Rd

Posted at 5:28 AM, Dec 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-10 20:42:21-05

The Phoenix Police Department has arrested 49-year-old Modesto Burgos in connection to a deadly hit and run that happened on Friday.

The crash happened Friday morning on 48th Street, just north of Baseline Road.

Police also announced Saturday the identity of the pedestrian hit and killed was 61-year-old Daniel Calhoun.

Police say Calhoun was crossing the street when he was hit by a black car which drove away from the scene.

Phoenix police said a vehicle matching the description was found at a home near 44th Street and McDowell that had damage consistent with a crash involving a pedestrian.

Investigators interviewed the car's owner, later identified as Burgos, and determined he was connected to the deadly crash.

Burgos was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in death or injury, according to a police spokesperson.