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PD: Woman dead after being hit by car; driver found blocks away

Car vs pedestrian 83rd Avenue and Indian School
Posted at 9:00 PM, Nov 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-28 09:55:08-05

PHOENIX — A 55-year-old woman is dead after being struck by a car in Phoenix Wednesday night.

Phoenix police say the incident happened around 7 p.m. near 83rd Avenue and Indian School Road. According to police, 32-year-old Anthony Cancilliere was driving westbound on Indian School Road when he struck the 55-year-old woman who was crossing Indian School Road mid-block near 81st Avenue.

Police say Cancilliere allegedly slowed down then drove away from the crash.

He was later located by officers near 99th Avenue and Indian School Road, police say.

Cancilliere was evaluated for signs of impairment, and it was determined he was impaired by drugs, Phoenix police say.

Cancilliere was booked into the 4th Avenue Jail for failure to stay at the collision and DUI involving drugs, according to Phoenix police.

The intersection of 83rd Avenue and Indian School Road was closed in both directions and westbound traffic was closed at Indian School Road at 104th Drive during the police investigation.