Police locate vehicle involved in Grand Canyon University student's death

Police locate vehicle involved in GCU hit & run
Posted at 11:06 AM, Apr 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-16 19:33:19-04

Officials have found the suspect's vehicle responsible for a deadly hit-and-run crash involving a Grand Canyon University student.

According to Phoenix Police, the crash occurred around 8:20 p.m. near 31st Avenue and Camelback Road on April 8.

The victim, identified by police as 21-year-old Taylor White, was reportedly jogging with a 17-year-old boy and entered the crosswalk on a green signal. At that time, a white-colored SUV drove westbound around vehicles stopped at the crosswalk signal, hitting White.

White was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say the teen jogger was not hurt.  

Police are still looking for the suspect and officials are processing the suspect's vehicle for evidence at this time. It is unclear where the vehicle was located. 

GCU released the following statement: 

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Taylor White, a Grand Canyon University student who died Sunday night when he was struck by a vehicle in an apparent hit and run accident. White and a friend, who live near campus, were jogging at the intersection of 31st Avenue and Camelback when he was struck by the vehicle. White, who is from Colorado Springs, was to be married in two weeks to his fiancé, who is also a GCU student. White's younger brother also attends GCU.

As a close-knit community of students, faculty and staff, please keep White's family and friends in your hearts during this tragic time. Pastor Tim Griffin's office and the entire Student Affairs staff will be available on the second floor of Building 26 or by calling 602-639-7007 to assist any students who need support or counseling."

Anyone with any information regarding this case is urged to call the Phoenix Police Department.