PD: Woman, 25, killed by 15-year-old hit-and-run driver

Posted at 7:33 AM, Jan 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-03 21:31:26-05

Phoenix police say a 25-year-old woman was killed by a 15-year-old hit-and-run driver late Sunday night. 

According to police, officers were called to the area of Tatum Blvd. and Bell Road around 9:35 p.m.

They determined that the woman, identified as Fiorella Rodas-Guerrero, was crossing the street mid-block when a southbound vehicle hit her and took off. 

Valley teen Savanna Bridgford was driving by, saw Rodas-Guerrero in the road and immediately went to her side.

"I'm glad I was there to hold her in my arms during her last breaths because if she was by herself I feel like her family would feel very disappointed. But she had people helping her and surrounding her and loving her, making sure that her last breaths were going to be surrounded by people who actually care," Bridgford said.

The car is only described as a small, red vehicle that was last seen headed south on Tatum Blvd.

Police said on Tuesday that a 15-year-old suspect has been identified as the driver. He has not been arrested yet, police said.

The investigation is still ongoing. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Phoenix Police Department Vehicular Crimes Unit at 602-262-6141 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.